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Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica

$50.96
$59.95 (15% Off)

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

$14.95
-t- Planting Mix
Weeping Willow Planting Mix

Helps your Weeping Willow get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
Add a Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)



Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

35 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

20-25 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Salix babylonica

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Fast, Graceful and Enduring

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.





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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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 years ago
I would recommend spending a little more money and getting the larger size they have available
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 8 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.
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 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..
January 1, 2013
My weeping willow I purchased from you is doing well so far!!
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Weeping Willow


Weeping Willow Planting Diretions

The weeping willow, (Salix babylonica) is a species of willow native to dry areas of northern China, but cultivated for thousands of years elsewhere in Asia, often being traded along the Silk Road to southwest Asia and Europe.

The weeping willow is a medium to large-sized deciduous tree, growing up to 60 feet tall. It grows rapidly, but unfortunately has a short lifespan. The shoots are a yellowish-brown, with small buds. The leaves are alternate and spirally arranged, narrow, light green, with finely serrate margins and long tips; they turn a gold-yellow in autumn. The flowers are produced early in the spring.

Seasonal information: The weeping willow is a medium- to large-sized deciduous tree, growing up to 60 feet tall; with growth throughout the year but encouraged in summer by warm climates. They grow well on most continents.

Location: You should plant your weeping willow in full sun or partial shade at least 35 feet from your septic system or leach field. Weeping willows develop an aggressive root system that gravitates to water. Tiny roots will infiltrate the smallest crack and quickly fill your septic system, clogging or splitting pipes.

Planting instructions:
1) Dig a hole three times the width and just as deep as the root ball on your tree. Then remove any debris like rocks, grass or soil clumps from the hole and use a shovel or a pitchfork to loosen the soil around the sides of the hole.
2) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root collar, or area where the roots meet the trunk of the tree is level with the surrounding ground. Then make sure your tree is standing straight up. If you aren’t sure if your tree is straight or not, use a level.
3) Next, gently back fill the soil and tamp it down. After this process is complete give your tree a long drink of water until the soil becomes moist.
4) Spreading a layer of mulch that’s about three inches thick around the base of your tree will help the soil retain moisture and prevent weeds from growing.

Watering: 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.

Fertilization: Fertilize the soil of the weeping willow using fertilizer that contains nitrogen after placing the tree in the hole parallel to the ground. Fill the hole with planting soil or the original ground soil, mixed with fertilizer. Avoid applying fertilizer directly to the tree. Choose a brand that has equal parts of each chemical component, such as Miracle Grow 10-10-10 or 20-20-20, or a similar product, for optimum results. Applying fertilizer that contains nitrogen produces greener, lusher plants, and accelerates growth. Wear protective gardening gloves to reduce the possibility of scratches or cuts from tree roots or branches.

Weed Control: Control weeds to keep them away from weeping willow. Keep them at least two or three feet away from the tree, especially when it is young. Use mulch, but not herbicide, to control weeds to keep the tree healthy.

Pests and Disease: Like any tree, the weeping willow is also victims to pests and diseases. The gypsy moth is an invasive species that originally came to the United States back in 1869, but it soon got out into the environment and began breeding and killing weeping willows, as well as a host of other trees. A fungus called Venturia saliciperda is responsible for causing willow scab. Willow scab is a disease in which the fungi infect new or young leaves and cause brownish or black lesions on the leaves. Another disease affecting weeping willow is crown gall, caused by the bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Pruning: Air circulation is key for weeping willow pruning. Weeping trees in general develop a thick cluster of branches that can become top heavy or be susceptible to environmental damage from snow or ice. Thinning cuts down on the likelihood of this damage. Thinning the crown increases air circulation, which pushes wind through the tree instead of pushing the thick cluster of branches around, and also keeps disease away. A good rule of thumb is 2 inches between branches at the top of the tree.

Aside from thinning the canopy, you need to trim back branches so they do not drag on the ground. Clip branches back by several inches to maintain the weeping form without having branches drag on the ground, where they could pick up disease. Side growth on the tree detracts from its form. Pinch or clip off nubs that grow from the trunk to maintain the weeping shape, where all branches grow up then fall. Also clip off broken branches, dead branches, or diseased wood to maintain tree health.

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My wife loves the this tree and I have 2 spots in my yard that hold water. Everything I have read indicates that this tree will soak up water.
Scott D on May 19, 2018
I’ve always wanted to try and grow a nice willow in my back yard in the hopes to provide much needed shade and to soak up acces water
zachary m on Apr 28, 2018
My wife loves the this tree and I have 2 spots in my yard that hold water. Everything I have read indicates that this tree will soak up water.
Scott D on May 19, 2018
My all time favorite tree. I can't wait for it to fully mature so I can put a swing under it and play with my kids.
Nicole E on Apr 28, 2018
I’ve always wanted to try and grow a nice willow in my back yard in the hopes to provide much needed shade and to soak up acces water
zachary m on Apr 28, 2018
This is my favorite tree. It's great for shade and gives a person a good feeling while looking at it. I love its flowing branches and its beauty. Bury me beneath the tree ... beneath the weeping willow tree. I think this is an old country song.
Linda B on Apr 23, 2018
To block view of a tower. Fast growing tree.
Barbara H on Apr 23, 2018
I have always wanted a weeping willow tree and this one is fast growning.
Vicki S on Apr 9, 2018
My daughter loves weeping willows!!!!
Barbara B on Apr 9, 2018
It's a surprise for my wife, she loves these trees.
ANTONIO S on Apr 6, 2018
Hardy and seems to be ok with salty ground not to mention they are pretty and grow quickly
josh j on Apr 3, 2018
I have always loved weeping willows. Now that my cherished dog passed away, I want a place to cover her remains on our lot.
Heather M on Mar 18, 2018
For shade in our backyard.
Pamela B on Mar 15, 2018
House warming Gift for my sister & her husband
Donna & Grover R on Mar 11, 2018
needed a tree that can be used in my rain garden
Paul C on Mar 11, 2018
It’s beautiful
santiago a on Mar 7, 2018
Wife wanted one:)
Tom F on Mar 6, 2018
My wife loves these trees!
Jeffrey H on Mar 3, 2018
Always wanted one and decided to go for it.
Mary S on Mar 2, 2018
We have low spots in a field that hold water, we are hoping to eliminate the water retention.
Kimberly G on Feb 28, 2018
I planted one of these Gorgeous things about 6 years ago. I actually gave it to my husband for his birthday. We just planted it and God did his thing. It is as beautiful as this picture.
Paula J on Feb 27, 2018
I've always wanted one... going to try it, since your site has such good reviews.
Jeni W on Feb 26, 2018
they make beautiful shade trees. they also fill up a large area of space
gordon c on Feb 25, 2018
luv weeping willows have one want more
Jeffrey V on Feb 23, 2018
Needed a tree that would thrive in a wet area.
John A on Feb 17, 2018
I have always loved weeping willow trees and wanted to enjoy one on our property. This one seems well suited in size to our yard.
Susan H on Feb 12, 2018
My wife loves these trees
David M on Feb 11, 2018
Shade
Suzanne F on Feb 1, 2018
Ornamental and survivability
Ayodele G on Jan 28, 2018
i like this kind of trees and i hope it be good on my yard
sayyed m on Jan 23, 2018
Love the way the branches sway in the breeeze. And, I'm looking for a nice shade tree.
Beth G on Jan 19, 2018
This is a memorial tree for my adult son. He loved the weeping willow tree.
However, I qualified for free shipping, but when I got to check out I did not have the option to choose.
The code DECFREE
Becky S on Dec 6, 2017
my wife just loves the willow and you were the first web site I came to so hear I am . my wife has cancer so I hope this very special tree helps her in her recovery
JERRY C on Dec 3, 2017
I have several of theses and they are doing very well. Buying these for a new neighbor who is building and loves how beautiful mine are.
Brenda D. M on Dec 3, 2017
Love.. iam buying this for my mom because my mother loves them & never had one . Hopefully she will see my love for her, as she finds in the willow tree. God Bless
Katie M on Dec 1, 2017
It is my 9 year anniversary and this is the traditional gift, plus I’ve always wanted one.
Cristal C on Nov 26, 2017
just order it now will keep you updated. I love the weeping willow tree
Salma A on Nov 24, 2017
like the look
joel b on Nov 18, 2017
We spent the summer at a beautiful RV park called Alpen Rose in Durango, Colorado, under the graceful arms of a mature weeping willow. The way the leaves shivered and the branches swayed was entrancing. By the end of the summer, we knew we wanted one in our yard in Texas.
Lou Ann R on Nov 14, 2017
reminds me of visiting my grandmothers farm in west virginia
kay s on Nov 12, 2017
Beautiful
Barbara A on Nov 12, 2017
this tree is to be planted in memory of a family member
michelle b on Nov 8, 2017
beautiful weeping limbs
Janet S on Nov 6, 2017
Size I was looking for
Donna S on Nov 5, 2017
beautiful photograph
kurt l on Oct 30, 2017
fast growing shade tree and large nice
charles g on Oct 29, 2017
Nice shade around pond
james p on Oct 26, 2017
always wanted
angelina j on Oct 25, 2017
Grandmother had one
Cynthia B on Oct 17, 2017
Fast growing and I love the looks
Tanja P on Oct 16, 2017
Beautiful tree, can wait to see it grow!
Sarah J on Oct 14, 2017
offers me peace and relaxation.
JOSE LUIS S on Oct 13, 2017
My all time favorite tree. I can't wait for it to fully mature so I can put a swing under it and play with my kids.
Nicole E on Apr 28, 2018
This is my favorite tree. It's great for shade and gives a person a good feeling while looking at it. I love its flowing branches and its beauty. Bury me beneath the tree ... beneath the weeping willow tree. I think this is an old country song.
Linda B on Apr 23, 2018
We had a tree service come out to trim our Weeping Willow tree and he hacked off just about everything on it and its over 20 years old, and when we asked him why he did that and he said he trims them all like this and that the branches will grow back real quick since this is the beginning of summer, So is this true or false?
kathryn s on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is true. My willow was blown half over (it was about 40 ft) and landed leaning on a wooden fence. My husband set to work to chop it up, since the root ball was mostly exposed. Then we noticed after a few days that the remaining leaves were still alive. But it was indeed mostly bald.
Hubby pulled it with a tow strap back into it's hole in an upright position. He attached the strap then onto an older maple tree to keep it upright. We watered it a lot.
Sure enough, the next spring it sent out shoots. In a total of 3 years since it's falling it has finally returned to it's full graceful glory at 40 ft.
I'm thrilled because this was (is) my "tree-zebo". I have a swing under it and the long branches fall gracefully all around the swing. It's kind of hidden and no one can see you in there. I watch the neighborhood from my swing under this beautiful tree hearing the swish of the wind in it's branches.
The What isBest time to plan this tree?
Vicky f. on Jul 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The best time to plant is early spring or fall.
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: is this a real question?
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.
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: Agree you are over watering it or either feeding it too much to cause that . if you have alot of water in the yard that tends to stay around in the yard I suggest to raise the plant higher with a mound with good mulching I had so much rain this spring it almost drowned mine so I had to build a higher mound to keep it from driving and yellowing. Made a huge difference trust me. I would not feed it until summer or until you noticed the colors in the leaves is asking you to feed it
How soon after buying plant will it need to be planted?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These trees will be fine in their pots for about a week. If you need to wait longer than a week then we suggest placing them in larger pots until you're able to plant them.
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.
Will planting near a well be a problem ?
Richard R on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, willow trees roots will push themselves forward into the well over years and cause damage.
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!
can you trime them back every year?
COWBOY on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, trim them in the late fall or early winter.
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.
Can a weeping willow be planted near a pool?
Courtney S on Feb 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I Would not recommend doing that because it could damage your pool and the tree. The roots on a willow can me aggressive and they are on the top of the soil during drought
Can you buy and plant them anytime in the year? I'm in Houston Texas. Magnolia really.
Andrew Sarah E on Jul 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in NJ so this may not be the best answer for your different planting zone. Planted ours in I believe May and used the fertilizer pills that I believe came from this supplier. Did use better earth than our sandy/clay soil and the first year did water it about once a week. For the past two years it has done fine on it's own. We live on a Bay so the tree does get hit with wind and that has retarded its upward growth a bit but am planning to buy several more and will probably plant them in the Fall.

Very easy to plant as long as you have a decent shovel. Not a big production!
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.
What time of the year in alabama is the best time for planting the weeping willow?
virginia f on Dec 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Planting in fall/winter/early spring, while they are in their dormant stage helps them get their roots, established without having to give nutrients to the rest of the tree. Also, with extra care you can plant in the summer, by planting in the evening after the sun goes down, so it will not get leaf burn. Giving it extra water and putting a 3-4 inch of mulch (keeping a few inches away from the trunk) to help retain moisture during hot dry weather.
When should I plant a weeping willow tree?
Belinda P on Oct 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Early spring and fall are the best times to plant.
Are weeping willow trees messy?
Rellawillow on Sep 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, we haven't found it to be so. It is growing really well! I purchased for my granddaughter for her 10th birthday (she actually asked for a weeping willow tree!) and they moved 8 months later, so they transplanted it and a year later, it continues to thrive
. They are very happy with it.
how far do i need to plant from house ?
Rob P on Aug 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant this at least 45-50ft from the house.
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.
I really want to have a willow at my new home. I had one at the old house, but beetles got to it. Is there any way to keep this tree from growing too large? I have a pool and would like to keep the roots from damaging the pipes or pool but the lot is only large enough to allow me to plant the tree 10-15' from the pool cage and house.
Sharon E on Jun 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Since willows are water seekers, I would not recommend planting near a pool. I would plant at least 35 feet away from the pool and house.
I order this tree in late July and planted shortly after arrival. The tree is doing great and I have had to trim it several times. The issue is, the tree is not growing up as described. Its branches are growing out at a fast rate. Do I need to trim the branches and why would the tree not be growing taller?
Joshua M on Oct 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The tree is just getting settled in and established. They tend to grow out before growing up. I would give it until next spring, then you should start seeing it grow taller
how big is the root ball upon delivery?
John Y on Aug 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It will be approximately 1ft by 1ft.
Do Willow trees like a lot of sun?
Laura on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine is in very bright sun and yet is not growing all that rapidly because it's on a bay where the wind makes it difficult for most trees to even survive. My willow tree, however, is doing well and obviously is going to make it.

I purchased mine to replace one we lost during Frankenstorm Sandy and I found the first following Spring that I really did miss its beauty and the shade it provided. It's a lovely tree and again can take very tough weather. Waiting right now to see what this Spring will bring!
We live in Florida just inside the zone for this tree. We have Sandy soil. Will this tree grow alright here?
Mickie H on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, at the time of planting I would just amend the soil with some good planting mix.
Will Willow tree grow in soggy soil?
Laura on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Best bet is to google that question. Willows like moist soil, like along river banks. You might think about cypress trees. The bald cypress is a really good tree for shade and relatively fast growing. I have both. Cypress has good shade in summer and allows sun in winter - on the South side.
How far away from the house should a willow tree be planted? Any trouble with the roots to the foundation?
Helen B on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A willow tree should be planted far away from the house because the roots will reach for the foundation in search of water. However, if you have a pond near the house, then the willow could be planted next to it. We planted our weeping willows very far away from our home, near some kind of wetland spot, and they are doing very well. They also grow fast.
Good luck,
Katia
Whens the best time to plant a weeping willow tree?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Texas. Planted spring 2013. Has grown about 5 ft tall. Was only about 1/2 ft when I got it. Takes lots of water.
Will the roots do anything to damage a block wall fence?
Catherine on Aug 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: i read the roots of the weeping willow are very aggressive and really go after every drop of water they can find, so i planted mine like 50 feet from the house
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.
What is the diameter of the weeping willows that are 4 ft ?
Lee G on Feb 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Less than 1". Mine has been growing fast.

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