Corkscrew Willow

Corkscrew Willow
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Unique Tree with Year-Round InterestCorkscrew Willow Tree is a deciduous tree best known for its unique twisted branches.  One would certainly draw attention and comment as a specimen planting in your front yard.Your Corkscrew Willow is also sometimes known as Dragon’s Claw for its gnarled, contorted limbs.  Branches arise from the trunk at an acute angle and grow up almost parallel to the trunk before they curve back horizontally. Corkscrew Willow’s appearance is at its best advantage in the winter when the foliage has fallen to reveal the one-of-a-kind branches.  However, it also shines in the warmer months beginning with its pale yellow catkins in spring. As the catkins fade and the foliage develops, you’ll love the 4-inch long, lance-shaped leaves.  The leaves contribute to your tree’s unconventional display with their curled nature. The green foliage, with white-tinted undersides, twirl in the slightest summer breeze. In autumn the foliage turns to a lovely golden yellow hue for a last gasp of color before the tree’s winter appeal is revealed.Corkscrew Willow grows 20-30 feet tall and develops a symmetrical, rounded crown.  It is more drought tolerant than most willows and fast-growing. Corkscrew Willow prefers full sun, but you can still have one in part shade if you prefer.  In fact, it’s relatively tolerant of most soils and conditions. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind tree that’s sure to draw attention with its year-round interest, Corkscrew Willow is the tree for you!* Unique branches* Fast-growing* Year-round interest.

Navajo Peking Willow

Navajo Peking Willow
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The Navajo Peking Willow, Salix matsudana ‘Navajo’, is also known as Globe Willow because of its distinctly round form.  The tree looks as if it’s been sheared into a perfect ball!A species of willow native to northwestern China, Navajo Peking Willow is well known for its fast growth and adaptability to a wide range of soil conditions.  It tolerates most soils, and this is one Willow that can take drought, so it is popular in hot and drier areas!Navajo Peking Willow is vigorous-growing, hardy and tough.  Its olive green leaves turn bright yellow in fall.Fast growth and weak wood mean that the plant should be pruned regularly to avoid breakups in wind storms; prune out dead or damaged branches in summer or fall.  Stake and train this young willow so that it will grow tall enough for you to walk under its canopy.   The flowers are catkins produced early in the spring.  This willow can be planted on the banks of streams and rivers to prevent erosion or to shade other slow-growing trees.  It has invasive roots so plant away from sewer lines and systems.* Fast growing* Adaptable* Drought tolerant.

Willow Hybrid

Willow Hybrid
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Fast Growing Privacy – Grows an Amazing 6-10 Feet a Year!Sometimes you hear something that seems too good to be true. “You may have just won a million dollars!” “Drive a new car off of the lot for $0 down and $12 a month!” “The Willow Hybrid grows an amazing 6-10 feet a year!”Now you have heard something that is too good AND too true. The Willow Hybrid (Salix Willow Hybrid) really DOES grow 6-10 feet a year. The Willow Hybrid is actually a cross between Salix alba and Salix matsudana (white willow and corkscrew willow).ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING TREES FOR SALEPlanted in full sun or part shade and given plenty of water, this willow will block any undesirable view you have in as little as a year! It can reach its full mature height of 60 – 70 feet in just 4-5 years. If that’s more height than you need, the Willow Hybrid is easily pruned to stay within bounds.UNBEATABLE AS A HEDGEPlant them 3 feet apart in single rows for dense cover in a year; plant 5 feet apart in double staggered rows for a snow-stopping windbreak. Even though the willow drops its leaves in the winter, if planted densely enough the branches still provide an effective privacy hedge and wind break all season long. Willow Hybrid is easily sheared to whatever height you like. Use it as a foundation hedge as easily as a fencebreak.WINTER HARDY AND VERY HEALTHYExtremely disease and pest resistant, the Willow Hybrid is hardy from Canada to Florida and can thrive in most any soil.Our tree heights don’t include roots, we don’t offer “free pruning”. While this may sound a bit sneaky, the sad truth is some nurseries try to make their trees seem a lot taller by including the roots in the height.  Even worse, others will charge you for a large tree but then hack them down to save money on shipping.We sell our trees with the height measured from the base up.  When you buy a tree from Nature Hills Nursery, it will be the height you paid for after you plant it. Add value to your home by shielding that unsightly wall or that neighbor’s unpainted shed with a thick green living wall. Purchase a row’s worth of Hybrid Willows from Nature Hills Nursery today! Order now to avoid disappointment! They tend to sell quickly.* Shockingly fast growing* Disease and pest resistant* Non-invasive* Also known as Austree .

Weeping Willow Tree

Weeping Willow Tree
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Enjoy This Fast Growing Romantic Shade TreeEveryone loves the familiar Weeping Willow tree (Salix babylonica). Its graceful, ground-sweeping branches are easily recognized by all. Best known for its romantic and magical appearance the Weeping Willow has so much more to offer.It is one of the fastest growing shade trees. With a growth rate of 8-10 feet a year it will quickly reach its mature height of 30-50 feet. It can be grown in most of the United States and adapts well in many soil conditions.The Weeping Willow tree loves water and is often planted near ponds to prevent erosion. There is no such thing as too much water for a Weeping Willow tree. If you have a spot in your yard that stays wet or collects water, the Weeping Willow will help dry it right up.While it loves water, the Weeping Willow tree can be grown just about anywhere as it does have some tolerance to drought.Spring comes early when you have a Weeping Willow; it’s one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring.  It’s also one of the last to lose its leaves in the fall. You will love its narrow, sage green leaves swaying in the breeze through the summer. In the fall you will be delighted by its golden yellow leaves.Plant the Weeping Willow tree in your yard to experience how this mystical tree has caught the attention of artists and storytellers for hundreds of years.*  Fast growing*  Adaptable*  Heat and Cold Hardy.

Prairie Cascade Willow

Prairie Cascade Willow
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Fast Growing, Graceful Shade TreeWeeping Willows are like the ballet dancers of the tree world. They are graceful and refined and move beautifully. They conjure up the most romantic scenes from movies and paintings. They make you happy just looking at them.Prairie Cascade is a stellar form of willow. It starts growing strong and straight like a soldier, but as it ages it begins to form the ‘weeping’ habit you want in a willow. The fine texture of the leaves stand out in contrast to most other thickly-leaved trees and plants in the landscape.The forest-green leaves are beautiful all season, but one of the standout qualities of Prairie cascade is that in the fall its leaves turn golden yellow and when they drop, the stems stay yellow – a beautiful beacon in the dark, gray landscapes of winter.Like all willows, you want to choose it’s site carefully – a strong storm can send limbs flying and healthy roots like to look for water pipes – but the sheer beauty of this tree outweighs most homeowners objections.Prairie Cascade Weeping Willow will unquestionably be the star of your landscape. What are you waiting for? Order yours today!* Beautiful weeping habit * Striking yellow leaves and stems in fall and winter * Fast grower * Loves wet soils .

Flame Willow Tree

Flame Willow Tree
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Amazing Red Stems Light Up Your Garden All Winter This is a sure cure for a brown winter landscape in your yard! The Flame Willow, Salix x ‘Flame’, will light up your garden all winter with its amazing stems that turn bright orange red in late fall and last until early spring. The Flame Willow is one tough plant that will grow into a beautiful natural multi-stemmed specimen, but will also take pruning like a champ. You can even cut it down to a few inches and watch it shoot back up the next growing season. Grow in full sun to part shade with ample moisture and watch it take off. Even though it will tolerate almost any soil you put it in, when planted in wet but well drained soils (like the edges of rivers where willows are native), the Flame Willow will take off like a rocket! Plant the Flame Willow as a specimen or in a line along a fence or border. It makes a quick privacy screen. Plant it where you can see it, because the fall color will wow you throughout the winter months. You don’t have to stand for a brown landscape in the winter anymore! Plant a few of these amazing willows in your yard this year and enjoy the view all winter. * Hardy * Brightly colored stems all winter * Fast grower.

Niobe Weeping Willow

Niobe Weeping Willow
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Graceful & Elegant Willow with Golden ColoringNiobe Weeping Willow is a popular Willow cultivar for its golden yellow coloring. Plant one in a side or back yard where space is sufficient for its size and spread.  This tree would also do well in those low, moist spots in your yard where other trees may struggle.Willows are known for their falling canopy of foliage that seems to rise up from the center only to cascade down again in a graceful arch reminiscent of a waterfall. The branchlets shift and flow on the breeze giving rise to a rhythmic dance and soothing rustling that further adds to this unique tree’s allure. A Willow is simply one of the most elegant and restful trees you can have in your yard, and the Niobe cultivar is no exception.Your Niobe Weeping Willow is recognized for its coloring.  The four-inch, narrow leaves have finely-toothed edges that maintain a lively green-yellow color during the summer months.  The leaves also have a whitish hue on the undersides, a charming compliment to the vibrant foliage and decorative golden bark.Your Niobe Weeping Willow is a fast-growing tree, reaching heights of 60 feet or more with at least a 40 foot spread.  It doesn’t mind being trimmed, and left to grow naturally, its branchlets will reach right down to the ground. Niobe is tolerant of deer and can withstand some drought when mature.  Niobe is one of the hardiest of the Willows, and even in the winter months is sure to delight with its golden coloring.  It’s also popular as shelter for birds.The Willow is valued for its uniquely beautiful appearance and will certainly be a valued asset to your landscape.* Golden coloring* Winter interest* Wildlife interest.

Scarlet Curls Willow

Scarlet Curls Willow
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Unique Ornamental Tree Perfect for Smaller SpacesThe Willow, Scarlet Curls, Salix matsudana x S. alba ‘Scarlet Curls’, has an upright rounded habit and is a vigorous ornamental tree with golden brown wavy branches, twisted twigs, and even wavy-edged leaves!Its twisted scarlet red stems spiral upwards.  ‘Scarlet Curls’ is an ornamental, deciduous tree.  It produces red, young wood, and as the branches age, the red changes to an eye-catching golden yellow.  This fast growing, small ornamental tree is terrific for the smaller landscape.  ‘Scarlet Curls’ Willow has roots that can be invasive.Providing amazing winter interest, the branches are just as excellent in cut flower arrangements as they are by themselves in vases or when dried.  This medium sized tree is a form of the corkscrew willow and can be used as a specimen, beside a pond or stream, or at the back of the property.  It prefers full sun, does best if it receives at least six hours of full sunlight, and prefers moist, average soil.  Because this willow tree adapts easily to any soil type, soil pH testing and amending are not necessary!You will receive the most colorful effect of ‘Scarlet Curls’ after the first frost, when the scarlet becomes most intense!* Fast growing* Small landscape tree* Winter interest.