13 Hybrid Salix Austree Willow Tree Starts FASTEST Growing Privacy and Windbreak!
Debating on putting in a fence for privacy or wind blockage? Consider the amazing Australian hybrid willow. Much cheaper, MUCH taller, and keeps your yard so much cooler! Once established, this magnificent tree grows at least 5 feet per year and as much as 10 feet per year. The first profile photo is a tree that is only 10 years old! The more water they get, the faster they grow. They top out at about 40 to 65 feet in 10 years. SUPER drought and heat tolerant too!
You will receive 13 starts. For PRIVACY, it is recommended that you prune the tops for the first few years to force thicker growth. It is also important that you AT LEAST plant them every 5 feet. For effective WIND BLOCK in winter when they loose their leaves, it is recommended that you stagger two rows and plant them 10 feet apart with an 8 foot space between rows (obviously the closer you plant them... the thicker and more excellent the hedge) With this formula you can cut wind down 30-40%- that's without leaves!!! (Additionally, if you want to ensure survival of your hedge, we have found that planting 3 starts in one hole is very effective in eliminating the occasional start that dies as they form one giant root ball.)
These trees are LIVE plants that just need to be tapped aprox. 3-4" into the soil and watered heavily (for 5X the growth and best results, place them standing up in a bucket of 3-4 inches of water and keep watered). We call this the 'Jump-Start' technique and we will send you detailed instructions when you order. These starts come with other tried and tested instructions for optimum growth and survival. Still, if you don't want to go to the trouble, due to the nature of this unique tree you can plant them directly in the soil when you receive them as they do not need any roots or leaves to start. (some come as a bare start, but others due to inventory rotation, go out with small roots and leaves- either way it doesn't effect final growth or size if you follow the instructions included)
This tree is truly incredible with its speed of growth but it also is an amazing beauty with vibrant green foliage, gorgeous slender leaves, and overall spear-like shape. As with all live plants, the buyer should anticipate some natural die-off as they would planting anything - a certain amount do not make it. Please order accordingly.
$24.99 Regular Price