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Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow

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Ultra romantic Weeping Willow always provides a stately aura in the landscape with its amazing cascading branches that flutter in a breeze. Loves standing in wet areas, but tolerates drought as well. This is a speedy and versatile grower that adds value to your property because it is in high demand.

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Weeping Willow

Fast, Graceful and Enduring


The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each

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Sale: $60.27
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Weeping Willow
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Willow Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Willow Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
Sale: $13.37
Planting Mix for Willow Trees
Planting Mix

Helps your Weeping Willow get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $9.35
Weeping Willow
Fertilizer Tablets
Weeping Willow

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.

Fertilizer Tablets
Sale: $4.66

The Weeping Willow's grace comes from its sweeping, low branches that droop to create its familiar “falling” canopy. 

A favorite among tree lovers for its dramatic appearance and rounded, weeping shape. 

Perfect for those looking for a quick way to add character and value to their property. An excellent shade tree that is always in high demand. 

This willow is one of the fastest growing shade trees, growing up to 6-8 ft. a year. They start out thin, with only a few branches that point upward against the trunk. After racing to a height of about 10 ft., they put out more and more branches that arch outword to form the weeping canopy they're famous for.

Thrives in Growing Zones 4-9, and has the ability to absorb standing water. Plant near trouble spots where water stands in puddles, and watch them disappear. 

Even though Weeping Willows are often found near rivers, lakes and wetlands, they can grow just about anywhere, even demonstrating some tolerance to drought. 

Very adaptable to all kinds of soils and growing conditions; these trees can even help prevent soil erosion. 

You will enjoy your Weeping Willow as a first harbinger of spring when its leaves appear before most others, and as one of the last trees to lose its leaves in the fall. 

• Excellent green color in the spring and summer months 
• Virtually no tree litter 

Everyone remembers the Weeping Willow mentioned in many poems, songs and stories because of its grace and beauty.

Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 35 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Fair
Botanical Name: Salix babylonica
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-9
(blue area above)

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Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area. Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Weeping Willow can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
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$99+ 28%

It's Easy to Plant your Weeping Willow

Specific Directions for Weeping Willow

Your Weeping Willow Tree will thrive in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Weeping Willow trees are shade tolerant and should be planted at least 35 feet away from septic tanks. Weeping Willow Trees have aggressive roots that actively seek water.

Weeping Willow Trees adapt well to all soil types, even soils that are heavy in clay or sandy. Keep your soil moist, water your Weeping Willow Tree two to three times a week during it's first year. Apple a layer of mulch after the base of your tree to hold the moisture in. After a year your Weeping Willow will adapt to drier soil won't need extra water unless you're experiencing a drought.

Fertilize your Weeping Willow Tree once every Spring after the final frost with a slow release fertilizer that's high in nitrogen and phosphorous. We recommend using formula 10-10-10 or 20-20-20.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Weeping Willow.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Weeping Willow gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Weeping Willow again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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By: Rae in Hereford, AZ
I planted this weeping willow tree in Mid August 08. Now Late April it is so full. I live in Southern AZ and have clay and it was so hard to dig the hole that I worried the tree would not grow. But I was wrong it took real fast and started growing right away. It lost all its leaves last of all the trees and was the first to get its leaves back. It beat the native mesquite trees by 2 and a half months. Thank you for such a great product!!

By: Camila in Norwalk, CT
We have two large weeping willow trees in our front yard that we purchased about a decade ago. They are pretty much at their mature height with a spread of about 20 ft. Everyone who walks by loves their graceful branches. We havent had any problems with our weeping willows shade trees. We are a true example of how weeping willows can grow perfectly fine without any standing water nearby.

By: Julie in Iowa
I love my willow tree, It was the best choice for my yard.. right now my neighbors have sticks for trees and there's my willow tree fully leaved blowing in the wind.. just beautiful..

By: Greg from Pewaukee, WI
Great willow tree. Planted a spindly stick the size of my little finger with three little shoots last fall. Now it it is the size of my thumb, 8 inches taller, 18 shoots that are weeping. Looks beautiful already and it is less than 1-year old.

By: Ryan Dunn
I would recommend spending a little more money and getting the larger size they have available

By: Jaclin Ramirez
Great tree but did not survive Texas heat this year. Hard time growing tree when first purchased because of weather and nosey people removing the soaker hose. Finally, Spring of 2011 the tree was trying to come back to life and then we came into this drought/heat dome. Soooo, our poor tree has finally gone to tree Heaven. Will buy another one hopefully soon from you guys and try again!

By: Louise Carlucci
tree has grown fom 2 ft to 15 ft in 2 yrs, it is a great shade tree and the dogs love to sit under it.

By: Sally Peterson
Tree growing well.

By: Brian Grodzki
The tree i received is in its second year in my ground. It is thriving. A little leaf drop due to week of 100 + temps. Its is more seasonable now in NJ and new leaves are sprouting.

By: Cameron
Great tree and surviving in Colorado very well.

By: Vicki Scheuher
I am in love with my willows! I am amazed at the fast growth rate, they are truly beautiful.

By: Naila
Weeping Willow adjusted well and growing, not as quickly as it was advertised, but looks healthy and happy.

By: Jessica Norris
The way the willow tree was advertised was very different than what arrived. I expecting something resembling a willow, but it looked like a Charlie Brown tree. A year later, the tree is growing, but it still pretty poor.

By: Nemo
I placed a very large order and one of the trees I ordered was Weeping Willow for a slightly boggy area, hoping it would help dry up the surrounding soil as it grew. I planted it in late May and I'm amazed that it has already grown about 2 ft.! This is exactly what I'd hoped for. I'll be ordering another one or two Willows next spring.

By: Mark E Ashman

By: Julie Davis
Two years out and the tree is doing wonderfully.

By: carol schenavar
my weeping willow has grown from 3 feet to over 5 foot in two years. i love how it sways in the breeze. i planted it near my 1 room summer house and hopefully will shade it nicely.

By: Melva
I got the willow tree last year and it is doing GREAT! It is twice the size now and very thick. It is in a very sunny spot and receives adequate amount of water. It seems the tree loves its "spot" and I live my tree!

By: Jayne
We have transplanted this tree 4 times in the 1st 2 months after receiving it. Put it through one of the worst winters we had on record and this year it has just blossomed - I am so in love with this tree!!

By: Mitchell Biggles
I have a total of 8 Weeping Willows that was purchased here. These took off like nothing I have seen before. They are beautiful weeping around our pond. Highly Recommend.

By: joel
Awesome! Tree has grown rapidly and beyond my expectations!

By: Sarah W
1-yr anniversary: successful so far. I live in Northerastern Florida, and the tree has at least doubled in size since planting.

By: Linda
My weeping willow I purchased from you is doing well so far!!

By: Jason
If you want an amazingly fast growing tree this is it. This tree has been fun to watch shoot up.

By: monica alvarez
we ordered this tree last fall and i can see the growth already.

By: michael davis
Fast Growing! Beautiful tree for my back yard...our dogs favorite place to relax!

By: N. Olivier
This little guy is growing very well. The SW KS wind has not hurt the tree like I was expecting it to, and the wife and I can't wait to watch it get larger with each year we are in our new home.

By: Doug
My young daughter wanted to grow a tree of her own and wanted this Weeping Willow. In the past two years, the tree has grown to at least twice it's original size and has been an easy additional to trees in our cold midwestern state.

By: Robert L. Hoffman
We are very happy with our trees. Both are doing very well. We found your directions very easy to follow

By: KT
Fantastic Tree, arrived as a somewhat thin trunk, started sprouting before I could plant it. My soil killed several other trees in this area, but these continue to thrive and are full and fluffy. Has increased from the thin trunk to about 9 inches in diameter, and about 10' wide in maybe 2 years? Would definitely order again.

By: Steve Berry
Has been a very dry summer and I water the tree 2 times/week and it is holding up great, it has grown 6 feet.

By: linda vincent
both willow tree saplings have taken root and are growing andit has been a year and they are still alive

I bought one weeping willow and 4 willow hybrids. The weeping willow is now about 8-9 feet tall, skinny still, has not grown much sideways, like teenage boys. Every plant is extremely healthy and they were all about about June, amazing growth in short period of time . I would be glad to send a pic of the weeping willow if you want to use it on the website...just an idea. I am very pleased with it

By: Bryan Welch
Every tree I have received has done very well.

By: William Matzdorff
So far so good. One year after planting and the tree is seven foot tall and going strong. Can't wait to see what another year will do for my willow.

By: kia
This is a very uniq tree in our landscap. We really enjoy it when ever watching it. It has personatity.
We love it.

By: Angela Vail
This is the second summer for our fast growing weeping willow trees. It was also the longest streek of 90 degree temps and driest on record for Indiana. We watered them this year with a few buckets about a dozen times and they have just surpassed our expectations. Full, lush and absolutely fast growing. I would recommend these for anyone that loves the beauty of a willow tree.

By: Laura
Nice trees, good service

By: Roulan Eivaz
Hi I purchased this wonderful tree from Fast-Growing-Trees last year and it arrived as a tiny twig. I am happy to say that it looks like a little willow tree right now it is over 7 foot right now. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I water this tree every night through my sprinkler system.

By: Eda
This tree was soo small about 3 feet, almost looked like a plant and so expesive. Then saw it ealry Spring time @ local Walmart for $20.00, and was about 10-15 feet tall. So dissapointed, also the two blueberries died

By: Jen
This tree grew really fast. I got one last year, and now it is about 4 feet high. I just planted it in the regular soil and watered it once a week in the hot summer. I am totally happy with it. We are in the Metro Boston. It works here.

By: Carrie Scheer
One tree is doing wonderful and one is dying. Unsure why this tree is dying. It was never very strong, unlike the other one I purchased from your company.

By: Kevin
I bought a weeping willow a few years back from Fast Growing Trees. I am so glad I did. Its about 15-18 feet tall already and looks great in the yard. I also bought 3 Royal Empresses and they are about 25-30 feet tall arleady. In just a couple of years, my yard looks like the trees have been there for decades.

By: Holly
Probably like a lot of you, I was scared when I opened this poor, leaf-less sapling; however, it is a THRIVING tree now, and that is not because of anything I did. If you follow the instructions, these trees will GROW and GROW!

By: Tarrah
I ordered a weeping willow right before spring and was a little worried that it was a bad idea because I live in Montana and we don't have soil we have rock but I've always wanted one and so has my dad so we planted it and to both of our amazement it is doing REALLY well and has grown so much already! It hasn't even been 2 months yet and it has so much new growth and the leaves and branches are double at least! I ordered a 3-4 ft I believe or maybe a 4-5ft but it is well on its way to being 6 feet already. I am truly amazed and happy with it.

By: Rosie
Beautiful green color. Grew rather rapidly but long floppy branches makes tree appear rather fragile still.

By: Marion Ege
I purchased a weeping willow in spring 2011 because it said it would grow up to 6 feet per year. 2 years later it is just 6 feet - more like a slow growing tree to me. It looks like a skinny stick in the back yard - very disappointing.

By: Edmund Schichtel
We planted a Weeping Willow in the yard of our rental property in 2010 to take care of a really wet soil problem and because we love willows. Our tenant laughed at the 2 ft. stick that I was planting. Well, 3 years later there is a 25 ft gorgeous tree that has taken care of our drainage problem and is a spectacular addition to our property. Needless to say, our tenant is impressed. We recently purchased another Weeping Willow and planted it near our pond and I am sure that it will be just as beautiful as the first one. We are sold on Fast Growing Trees.com and we tell all our friends and family. Thanks for great products and service. Ed Schichtel

By: David
Love the tree, cant believe how fast it grows.

By: Christina cole
Some of my plants arrived today I'm amazing condition! I called customer service because we
Live in Minnesota and the weather is getting cold, I askEd to have them shipped ASAP due to weather and 3 days later some of me trees were at my door. Very impressed and will be buying from fast growing trees a lot in the future

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how do you bonsai this tree?
jane s on May 31, 2014
Weeping Willow
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Best Answer: You don't it will die
Reply · Brian F on May 31, 2014
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I have a weeping willow tree, in the spring as soon a the leaves are out they start turning yellow
and dropping off. we have had a lot of rain this spring but its dropping leaves. I would appreciate
your advise on what to do. ? This tree is about 10 years old and still growing.
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: If the leaves are curling upwards your tree isn't getting enough water. If the leaves look heavy and droopy and turn dark yellow to a brown or black before they fall off then your tree is getting too much water.

Fertilize your Weeping Willow with a slow release fertilizer, we recommend formula 10-10-10 or 20-20-20.

Check your tree for any signs of a fungus or pests.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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When a tree is being delivered who is supposed to plant it? Can I have the delivery guy plant it for me?
pantus on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: We ship our items via FedEx, so they will not plant your items for you. You'll need to find a local landscaper or planter. Perhaps a friendly neighbor or family member will help you.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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what is weeping willow planting kit?. and what is planting mix for weeping willow?
pantus on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: The planting kit includes:

Mycorrhizal Fungi – Stimulating roots to promote explosive plant growth and healthy development
Breathable Tree Guard – Strong exterior protection against all elements, critters, pests and hazards
Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets – Engineered specifically for young trees to provide the nutrients proven to be most beneficial in the initial planting stage.

The planting mix includes:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Will the willow grow in clay soil?
sue c on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: Yes! I have clay soil! I live by a tristate and our ground is clay and sandy soil.. I have bought many trees worried that I am just spending my money to find out they will die cause of my soil... I planted it last fall out in the open and we had a harsh winter (Nebraska weather) in the spring I was soooo happy to see it thriving! It is now July and I have really notice the trunk getting thicker and the tree getting taller! This has been te best trees so far that I have planted! I just bout a weeping cherry this year and will see how that one does! So far also this year my wisteria is doing well also but I never talk to soon as I wait all winter to see if it survived! But my weeping willow is far the best one and looks very healthy! Hope this helps!
Reply · Rachel k on Jul 8, 2014
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The What isBest time to plan this tree?
Vicky f. on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: do you ship to Guam and will it survive in this hot weather?
Reply · marge on Jul 17, 2014
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will this tree grow in my erea El Paso TX it never rains? and if your answer are yes how ofte do I need to Water i ?
Preben on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: Weeping Willow Trees will do well in El Paso Texas. You should regularly water your weeping willow for the first year to keep soil evenly moist. Water your weeping willow only during dry periods in successive years. Although weeping willows prefer moist soil, they adapt easily to drier soil.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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I want a weeping willow that is not prairie cascade-are you sure this is not that type?
diane w on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: Enter an answer to this question. not an expert but i belive this is a cascadeing willow and also mine is doing great
Reply · billy r on Jul 24, 2014
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what time of year is the best to plant? I live in new York state
joyce g on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant is in the early Spring or early Fall. However if your temperatures aren't scorching hot, in the 90's or above then it's fine to go ahead and plant now.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 23, 2014
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I am thinking about planting a weekping willow as a memorial for my 3 sisters. It would be planted during a ceremony but I am not sure how one of these trees would look as a sapling. I don't want to add more saddness to an already sad situation. If I order a tree from you, what can I expect it to look like on planting day?
Connie H on Jul 23, 2014
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