Silky Willow Live Stakes

$179.99

What we ship: Click here to see what your bare root plants and trees will look like upon arrival. They will come up and bloom like product images shown.

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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Silky Willow Live Stakes

    Posted by Selena Tate on 30th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to our yard.

  • 5
    Silky Willow Live Stakes

    Posted by Elizabeth Maciers on 30th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to our yard.

  • 5
    Silky Willow Live Stakes

    Posted by Brandon Lively on 29th Aug 2019

    These look great around the pond.

  • 5
    Silky Willow Live Stakes

    Posted by Allen Henderson on 28th Aug 2019

    wonderful addition to our lake

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Description

Silky Willow Live Stakes will have an excellent showy flower that is often dried and used in flower arrangements

Silky Willow Live Stakes is also known as Salix Sericea. Hardy in planting zones 4-8. Growth rate at maturity can reach 6-15 feet tall and 4-12 feet wide. Silky Willow will have yellow and green stamens/styles in March to April. It has winter interest also and can be a small tree or large shrub.

Plant in soils that will thrive in the more moist soil. It will be tolerated on more dry soil than other willows will. Prune in early spring or late in winter. If a smaller shrub is desired, then cut back all the way to the ground about every 3-5 years. It also tolerates deer, erosion, wet soil, and even black walnut. The male plants will have the ornamental pearl gray catkins on a stem without leaves with a skin that feels like a cat’s paw which is where it gets its name from. The Silky Willow (Salix Sericea) is a multi-stemmed and fast-growing shrub, or perennial tree that is moisture-loving so is commonly found along rivers, brooks, streams, swamps, and near any running fresh water mostly in the eastern United States and in Canada. At its maturity, it will often reach a maximum height of 12 feet at 20 years old but usually is 6.6 to 13.1 feet in height. Its name “silky willow” refers both to the silk flowers and to the “silky” white hairs on the undersides of its leaves. The leaves are lance-like blades, are dark green on the top, light green underneath, and turn to yellow in the fall.

Silky Willow Live Stake's flowers (catkins) are also silky and for some reason, are very attractive to bees


The plant’s active growth period is in the spring and summer with the most significant bloom of fruit and seed in the mid-spring. Usually, during May, it will have yellow-green blossoms and then fruits in June. It is propagated by seed, bare root, cuttings, and container. It slowly forms colonies when propagated from seed. The plants often form clones by stem fragmentation. The stems have branches that are highly brittle at the base and are violet or gray-brown. The branchlets are violet, red-brown, or yellow-brown and are sparse to densely velvety. The plant is low maintenance but does demand a lot of watering. It does best in slightly acidic and well-drained soils, and the ground needed is clay, acid, loan, or sand that continues to be moist. The plant is adaptable to light conditions from growing in the open shade or having lots of suns, and it can survive any weather.

 

Silky Willow Live Stakes add a nice shade of purple to any flower garden

The Silky Willow Live Stakes can brighten up the garden by bringing variety and a shade of purple when the sunlight hits its purplish twigs. It is easy to find the Silky Willow Live Stakes in garden stores, nurseries, and other plant distributors.