This classic beauty has been around for ages and is guaranteed to add a graceful touch to your landscape with its long. The light green drooping branches and timeless appearance of the Weeping Willow tree is known by all.
The Weeping Willow 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 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, quickly reaching its mature height of 30-40 feet tall and 35 feet wide. The Weeping Willow growth rate makes it a great choice if you are looking for height fast.
It can be grown in most of the United States and adapts well in many soil conditions. The agriculture plant hardiness zones are 4-9.
If you have a spot in your yard or landscape that is constantly wet or collects water, the Weeping Willow will help dry it right up. Examples of such places are at the bottom of a hill, near septic tanks or systems, or near an area with underground water. 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 weeping willow are short lived and need lots of water to survive.
The Weeping Willow prefers moist soils that are well drained 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, and willow scab. Generally, the weeping willow grows without pests and diseases though depending on location.
The pendulous branches of the Salix babylonica Weeping Willow for sale will capture the eyes of many passerby and to plant a weeping willow is very easy. Just ask us!
We ship these trees rooted in a pot in soil. These are not bare root trees.
- Fast growth rate
- Graceful, arching canopy
- Tolerates wet soil
- Shade tree