White willow trees can be a beautiful addition to any garden. They grow at a really fast pace. However, the white willow tree produces weak wood that should be protected from storms.
Early fall is the best time to plant white willow as this renders the plant more time to organize its roots, all the while aiming all the energy in producing a good amount of leaves. The rainfall in late fall proves to be quite fruitful as this plant loves the moisture.
White willow is planted in loamy moist soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 8.0. Also, a sunny spot is chosen because they do not do well in the shady aura.
White willow seeds are super-quick to germinate. They sprout within 12 to 24 hours, provided the given environment must be overly-wet or moist.
The rest of the growth is also really quick. Soon the shrill tendrils develop into trunks and branches. The growth rate of white willow is 3 to 4 feet per year which are considered to be really fast.
With the sunrise of early fall, comes the blooming phase of white willow. They are yellowish to light green in color and calls out for pollinating insects, but at times they can undergo wind pollination too.
The fruit develops in the form of a capsule and matures to produce seeds that are dispersed via wind to begin a new lifecycle.
An urban white willow can live for at most 30 years, but the one in the wild is powerful enough to stretch its lifetime to 100 years.