Willow trees are prized for their graceful form and fast growth rate. Their place in the landscape is limited due to their size and susceptibility to wind damage.
Willow trees are able to establish quickly after transplanting and grow rapidly.
When planted in optimum conditions, willow trees can be extremely fast growing, some reaching 50 feet tall in only 10 years.
Willow trees have weak wood due to their fast growth rate. In strong winds willows are prone to losing branches and limbs. Willows are best suited for open areas where they will not be a hazard or nuisance.
The Austree is marketed as being an extremely fast-growing tree that is ideal for natural screens or windbreaks. The Austree is actually a hybrid willow that is a cross between the corkscrew willow and the white willow.