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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

Bare-Root:

The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

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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.
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Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
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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:

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
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Weeping Willow
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


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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
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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.

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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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.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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!!
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December 31, 2012
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 Schichte
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
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 futur
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
Love the tree, cant believe how fast it grows
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
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..
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
If you want an amazingly fast growing tree this is it. This tree has been fun to watch shoot up.
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
I am in love with my willows! I am amazed at the fast growth rate, they are truly beautiful
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
I would recommend spending a little more money and getting the larger size they have available
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December 31, 2012
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Newly planted Willow review
Plant has finally started to really show some growth. It arrived with a small issue of leaf eater insects and lack of leaves. THat problem was resolved so now the plant is thriving.
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October 30, 2014
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3 months ago
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Off to a good start …..
If the very young tree makes it through our windy winter I will be ordering four more. It's a beautiful tree and I'm looking forward to having a much nicer yard soon.
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October 22, 2014
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Good for Floridas climate
The weeping willows we purchased are adapting well to the hot Florida climate.
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October 22, 2014
From Palm Bay, FL, US
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2 months ago
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Love My Weeping Willow!
I planted my 3 foot weeping willow in July and it is already over 6 feet tall. Of course, it's still very slender but I look forward to the day that it provides shade in my front yard. I'm very happy with it and will be purchasing other trees in the future.
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October 2, 2014
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4 months ago
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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.
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December 31, 2012
Every tree I have received has done very well.
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
Great tree and surviving in Colorado very well.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
we ordered this tree last fall and i can see the growth already.
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
Fast Growing! Beautiful tree for my back yard...our dogs favorite place to relax!
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
This is a very uniq tree in our landscap. We really enjoy it when ever watching it. It has personatity.We love it.
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
TRULY THESE ARE FAST GROWING TREES AND CAN ONLY COME FROM GRADE A STOCK
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
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!!
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
Tree growing well.
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
Two years out and the tree is doing wonderfully.
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Weeping Willow adjusted well and growing, not as quickly as it was advertised, but looks healthy and happy
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
Awesome! Tree has grown rapidly and beyond my expectations!
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December 31, 2012
We are very happy with our trees. Both are doing very well. We found your directions very easy to follow
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
both willow tree saplings have taken root and are growing andit has been a year and they are still alive
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December 31, 2012
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 i
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
1-yr anniversary: successful so far. I live in Northerastern Florida, and the tree has at least doubled in size since planting
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
My weeping willow I purchased from you is doing well so far!!
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
Beautiful green color. Grew rather rapidly but long floppy branches makes tree appear rather fragile still.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
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The What isBest time to plan this tree?
Vicky f. on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: We do not ship to Guam. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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how do you bonsai this tree?
jane s on May 31, 2014
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Best Answer: We do not do any bonsai so I am unfamiliar with this process. If you Google it you will probably find some good information.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 25, 2014
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Will the willow grow in clay soil?
sue c on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: The Weeping Willow will do just fine in clay soil. These trees are very adaptable to different soil types.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 2, 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: Yes, this particular is the Salix Babylonica.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 2, 2014
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it is summer, in Virginia, If I purchase the willow, should I wait till fall to plant? Will this willow survive if I put it in the ground now??
Brian on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: I planted an approximately 5 foot tall Weeping Willow from Fast-Growing Trees in Houston, Texas last summer. It has grown to about 12 feet tall in one year. Just give it lots of water.
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Do Weeping Willows flower?
JeanneMarie B on Sep 29, 2014
Best Answer: The Weeping Willow tree does not flower.
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Whens the best time to plant a weeping willow tree?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
Best Answer: Most people prefer to plant in early spring or fall.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 2, 2014
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Will the roots do anything to damage a block wall fence?
Catherine on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: Weeping Willow's will travel to water. I would suggest planting it 25ft from the block wall fence.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 2, 2014
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does a willow grow in new england?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Honestly do not see why the Weeping willow would not so well in you area, they are cold hardy down to a zone 4, and very adaptable to all soils too.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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Will a weeping Willow damage home foundations?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: We do suggest to plant around 25-30ft away from your house.
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will willow trees grow in Nevada with 100 deg heat?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, Weeping Willow trees will grow there. Make sure it is getting enough water.
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We are looking for a globe willow. Do you happen to have any? ------------ Thank you --- BJ Swan
BJ S on Aug 13, 2014
Best Answer: BJ, we do not sell Globe Willows.
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how tall do the trees grow ?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: The mature height of the Weeping Willow is 40-50ft.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 2, 2014
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We have a weeping willow tree in our back yard and the bark is splitting and peeling from the trunk. Is this normal?
Warren on Oct 29, 2014
Best Answer: That is not normal for Weeping willow at all. It may be a willow borer, they tunnel though the inner layer of the bark, causing the bark to crack and split. Look for signs of the borers in swelling branches and piles of sawdust, prune out any diseased looking bark or branches and spray the tree with permethrin to kill the borers.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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I want to find the tallest and fastest growing weeping willow tree in the U.S.A. and all branches no matter if its 100 ft. in the ai it also touches the ground also. Do you under stand?
Billy P on Sep 19, 2014
Best Answer: Weeping Willow are one of the fastest growing trees by nature and their branching can go from the top all the way down to the ground.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 25, 2014
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is this the tallest and biggest round weeping willow tree there is?

I have seen some willow trees that were monsters in sizes and about 25- 30 ft tall and all branches touched the ground and thats whats what i am looking for.
Billy P on Sep 19, 2014
Best Answer: At maturity this tree reaches 40-50ft in height and 35ft in width.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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We have many small shoots growing from the base of the tree. The place we purchased said these are supposed to grow out & not cut them back. Our trees have not grown much bigger in the 2-3 years we've had them. Should these small growths be cut back??
Judy M on Sep 12, 2014
Best Answer: I would cut the small growths back they are probably taking out a lot of the nutrients.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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can i grow a weeping willow near a sidewalk?
Robin R on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: I would plant it 25ft away from a sidewalk
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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When do I remove the green plastic ties or do they break off themselves?
Doree J on Sep 9, 2014
Best Answer: I would remove them next spring.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 3, 2014
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Hi, I purchased a weeping willow in Aug. it is doing good. I was wondering about the green ties. How long do I leave them on?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2014
Best Answer: I bought my willow 16 months ago and it is also doing very well. I have it still loosely tied to a stake for support because the wind could push it around. I make sure that the ties do not constrict or bite into the willow's small trunk as it grows. Because my willow is planted in a rural location, I also have kept a chest-high fence around it to keep deer from munching the small branches in the winter.
Reply · Report · Brittian M on Sep 8, 2014
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how big is the root ball upon delivery?
John Y on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: It will be approximately 1ft by 1ft.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 25, 2014
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What direction do the roots of a willow tree grow?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2014
Best Answer: They grow out and down. They are constantly looking for water.
Reply · Report · KEVIN T on Aug 19, 2014
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can I order to a rural address?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. We ship with fed Ex, and packages can be delivered where ever Fed Ex goes. If the driver has trouble finding your location they will call for directions. We have a great success rate for delivering trees safely to rural addresses.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 6, 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
Best Answer: All Weeping Willow Trees look thin and small as young trees. However our trees are grafted and quickly grow into large, mature, beautiful trees.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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what is the best for blocking my neighbors the willow tree or cork screw or one of the weeping cherry trees. the trees will be about 200 feet from my house not so concerned about height there house is one level but want something dense of course grows fast. not familiar with the trees but like the way they look. not sure if they are practical from PA can you grow in the house in a pot to give a head start till weather warm some?
sally d on Nov 20, 2014
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.