Orders for Hybrid SuperTree are being taken now and will ship May 2021.
The Hybrid SuperTree grows fast! Here is a video a guy made showing his first full season of growth. Results vary of course by soil, water, fertility and climate. When everything is right they will hit you in the chin if you stand too close!
The photo at the top of this page shows a row of Hybrid SuperTree (Salix matsundana x alba) planted six feet apart after 50 months of growth. Average height is 35' and width is 15-20'. Hardy down to the cold of zone 3, up to zone 10. We sell this Hybrid tree all over the USA, and it grows well in all climates.
Hybrid SuperTrees - Are a unique cross of Salix matsudana and Salix alba creating Salix matsudana x alba. This amazing combination of genetics has created a Salix cultivar that grows extremely quickly, usually reaching 18-20' often within two years of planting, and yet maintains structural integrity to allow it to reach a mature height of 50 - 70 feet. Left without any pruning the width can reach 15-17' but can easily be controlled by pruning. This cultivar is disease resistant and has no known insect problems that affect the overall growth habit. It grows well in many different soil types, from sandy to clay soils, however the most important requirement is moisture. If water is provided weekly during the first year after planting, the root system will easily support the tree after that, unless drought conditions occur. This tree seems to have a lifespan of around 30 years but they do begin to decline at about 18-20 years old. Other internet sellers will say they live longer, but we have over 500 of these that are 28 year old trees at our nursery, and the trunk diameter is about 30" on average. They began to have broken branches and decline at about 18 years old, and now we are about to remove them and replant. Don't believe it when others tell you they live 70 years, it is not true.
Karsten Nursery - Maintains a production greenhouse facility in rural Southwest Minnesota near Worthington. All shipments originate from zip code 56187. Our nursery is regularly inspected and licensed by the state of Minnesota for disease and insect control.
We have a Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Certified Nursery Professional is on staff, and the owner Glen has extensive experience in nursery production for more than 40 years. Many past customers have returned year after year to purchase additional stock and have always found the finest quality and lowest prices around. We are normally a wholesale business, however over the years retail customers looking for good prices, and willing to order in our minimum bundle quantities have used Karsten Nursery as a great source of trees, shrubs and conifers at a very good value. See the link to our price list on this website.
Why Plant Hybrid SuperTree? - Other trees can take 30 years to give you shade and provide a visual barrier from unsightly views. If you need a fast-growing hedge row that will provide quick protection from wind, snow, noise or dust then order online today and get your Hybrid SuperTrees in the ground soon! We encourage you to plant a variety of other species inside of the outside row of Hybrids, so that in in 20 years you will have a good stand of trees inside of the declining row of Willows.
*Caution - avoid purchasing Hybrid trees from nurseries or online sellers who offer them BARE-ROOT. The death loss percentage is very high (35%+) because the Salix species DOES NOT like to be bare-rooted, and tend to die in high percentages. This means extra work for you even if the seller replaces the dead ones. If one tree in a row dies, you'll have an open space in your row that is difficult to fill in. The new replacement will be very small and the others grow very quickly. Remember 35% of those replacements will also die, and so on. Our stock is sold as rooted plugs, so the soil COMES WITH enclosing the roots, this way they are never exposed to the air. OUR STOCK will NOT die if given even basic care. Other species of trees grow well from bare-root stock, but NOT the Salix species. OUR STOCK can be planted anytime during the year while bare-root stock should only be sold/planted during the early spring. We used to sell these Hybrids bare-root, but we stopped 22 years ago and developed a better method that really works. Don't get fooled by low prices, you will be sorry.
To place an order for any stock other than our Hybrid SuperTrees, you must email a list including the name of the tree and the number of FULL bundles you desire, and we will reply with real time availability and a quote for your complete order with shipping.
We appreciate all of our customers and should any problems with delivery, or stock quality arise please contact us immediately so that we can make things right.
2490 Dayton Dr, Worthington, Minnesota 56187, United States