Austree Willow Hybrid - Click here to Shop Online.
Welcome to the world of Austrees!
We have been
growing Austrees for years, and we pride ourselves on providing customers with the best-quality products and personal service.
You can order from us using our online catalog, over the phone, or visit our retail location in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Fast Trees Direct specializes in growing the Austree Willow Hybrid (sometimes known as the Ausstree) which
is the result of thirty years of intense, selective breeding by the Department of Science and Industrial Research of New Zealand.
The Austree has several highly desirable qualities. This tree generally grows up to 15 feet per year and reachs a
mature height of 50-70 feet.
The Austree is great when you are in need of a mature tree quickly, and they are inexpensive
to buy and grow. Austrees mature quickly into beautiful shade trees. Or you can plant them in rows to create a hedge for privacy
and noise suppression. Customers use them as an odor suppression hedge for pig farms, cattle farms, feedlots and
poultry farms. Austrees are extremely diverse; you will love the look of the austree and its versatility.
of all, they look great and are currently growing throughout the US! Your climate is not that critical; they seem to thrive
everywhere in the US.
They mature at about 50 feet, with a width of about 30 feet. They require full to partial
sunlight and are adaptable to different soil conditions! They have good drought tolerance after they are established.
"I grow my austree hybrid willows for a natural barrier. They are planted in two rows on my east and west boundaries
running north and south providing morning and evening shade. They are alternating, creating a zigzag pattern and a continuous
sea of green. The neighbors' horses think that austree hybrid willows are delicious, so we will be "raising the bar"
so to speak. The austree hybrid willow is nontoxic to animals, so it is a safe choice for the farm and suburbs. My willows
are a beautiful green barrier that soften city sounds, slow the wind, and provide homes for birds. They allow me to pretend
I am in the country... "
Austree -or- Austree Willow Hybrid Salix hybrid
Fast - 6 to 15 feet per year!
Keep roots moist until established. Then it is adaptable and hardy.
Full Sun to Partial Sun
Able to grow in many soils, especially poor soils and those with poor drainage.
2 - 9 See ArborDay.org map chart below.
Inconspicuous and not showy
Fall Foliage Color:
50 - 75 feet
50 - 60 feet
If planted alone, it can be used in just a few years as a shade tree. If planted in a single row about 3' apart,
it will line a road or drive beautifully in 1-3 years. If planted zigzagged in double rows about 5' apart, it will
provide an effective wind and snow break in 1-3 years.