This classic beauty, Weeping Willow Tree, has been around for ages and is guaranteed to add a graceful touch to your landscape with its long slender leaves. The light green drooping branches and timeless appearance of the Weeping Willow is known by all.
The Willow tree is known for its graceful and refined qualities, easily recognized by its open crown of ground-sweeping branches. Willow’s light green leaves appear above and a more grayish green beneath. They shine golden yellow in the sunlight.
This fast growing willow grows especially well near water, and is one of the fastest growing shade trees with a growth rate of 8-10 feet a year. It can grow quickly to reach its mature height of 30 to 40 feet tall and 35 feet wide during a few growing seasons. The Weeping Willow growth rate makes it a great choice if you are looking for height fast.
The large tree will help dry up a spot in your yard or landscape that is constantly wet or collects water. Examples of such places are at the bottom of a hill, near septic tanks or septic systems, or near an area with underground water. It makes an excellent shade tree!
Weeping Willow Tree Care
It can be grown in most of the United States and adapts well in many soil conditions even drier soils. The agriculture plant hardiness growing zones are 4-9.
If you are not in an area with lots of water, be sure to water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. The shallow roots of the large tree are short lived and need lots of water to survive. The biggest cause of a green weeping willow dying is lack of water the first year planted.
The Weeping Willow plant prefers moist soil types that are well draining and does best in full sun to partial shade. Applying a slow release fertilizer yearly will help with pests and diseases such as crown gall, gypsy moths, willow scab, and black canker. Generally, the tree grows beautifully without pests and diseases depending on location.
We ship these fast growing trees rooted in a pot in soil. These are not bare root trees and are ready to plant in the ground. If you are when to plant a weeping willow, the best time is in early spring!
The pendulous branches of the Salix babylonica Weeping Willow tree for sale will capture the eyes of many passerby. To plant a weeping willow is very easy as it is easy to grow. Just ask us!
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- Fast growth rate
- Graceful, arching canopy
- Tolerates wet soil
- Shade tree