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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Swamp Willow Live Stakes is a Flexible, Light Wood
Swamp Willows can grow to an average of 15-18 feet tall. The tree has a lifespan of 70-85 years. Swamp willows can withstand a high water table and do excellent when planted in wetland areas. Thinning your tree as it grows is also going to increase your yield amount. Thinning your tree allows it to grow taller and broader in diameter. It allows the weight not to be overbearing.
Swamp Willow Lives Stakes is Useful in Erosion Protection as it is Flood and Herbivore Resistant.
These trees are often used for the flexibility and lightness of their wood; a Swamp willow was once used for artificial limbs as it does not splinter easily. It is still used today for crates and boxes. In your landscape, however, it can do many beneficial things for your garden. The bark and the leaves have tremendous healing power for Rheumatism. From the bark, salicylic acid is extracted and used as the essential ingredient for aspirin. The root of the tree is also influential in healing patients with malaria and babesiosis. The tree is very useful in erosion protection as it is flood resistant and herbivore resistant. If your soil in your garden has toxins in it, the Swamp Willow tree with suck it up and take it in, relieving your soil of the toxin. The toxins are then dissipated through the leaves of the tree. In season it one of the first trees that the honey bees go to for pollen.
Swamp Willow Live Stakes have greenish-yellow flowers and tiny fruit
The Swamp Willow is dark brown to black in the bark, and it forks near the bottom of the bark. The tree shoots are very slender and vary from green, brown, yellow, or purple. The foliage buds are 2-4 millimeters long, with a one-pointed reddish-brown bud scale. The leaves can be 2-6 inches long with either a shiny or light green on one or both sides. It will grow greenish-yellow flowers in the spring as new leaves appear. The tiny fruit is a 5-millimeter capsule size that splits when mature and spills the seeds out.