Niobe Willow

$29.99Price

Height: 50'

Shape: Wide, spreading

Fall Foliage: Yellow

Zone 4-8

Full Sun

 

This fast growing, golden barked willow has a wide spreading canopy and long, golden drooping branches. An extremely graceful tree, it prefers moist planting sites. To prevent dehydration and start buds to break on potted Niobe willow, the potted plants should be held in a greenhouse or a sheltered location until growth has started.

 

  • Planting and caring for bare root trees

    Bare root trees are not grown in a pot and will not have any soil around their roots, hence the name. Our bare root trees will be dormant at the time of pick-up, which helps them to transplant well. The best thing you can do for a new tree is to avoid shock as much as possible. Don’t wait until it’s too late in the season to plant. The best time plant to a bare root tree, or any other bare-root plant, is in the fall or early spring. We recommend amending the soil with black dirt at the time of planting to help retain moisture.

     

    Things You'll Need

    · A shovel

    · Gloves

    · A watering can or hose

    · Soil

    · A bucket

     

    Steps to planting a bare root tree:

    · Allow your tree’s roots to soak in a bucket of water an hour or two before planting. Do not soak the roots for more than 8 hours.

    · We recommend a planting hole that is twice the size of the root ball, large enough to accommodate your tree’s current root system with some extra room to grow.

    · Spread out the dormant tree’s roots to encourage outward growth and to prevent girdling roots.

    · Keep the tree vertical in the planting hole so that it grows upright.

    o Use a stake to encourage upright growth, especially on windy sites.

    · Keep the graft union (noticeable “bump” in the lower trunk) 2-3 inches above the ground.

    · Refill the hole with soil and any other soil amendments. Make sure that all the roots are covered by soil.

    · Gently tamp out any air pockets from the soil once the planting hole is filled.

    · Thoroughly water your newly planted tree.

     

    Note: If planting on an incline, be sure to pull the remaining soil around to the lower side of the tree to form a berm. Typically, a berm is used when planting on a hill or an incline because it works like a levy to retain water. Instead of the water running off and down the hill, the berm will act as a retainer and the water will soak down to the roots of the tree.

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