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Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica

$49.95

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-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
$5.95
-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.

Coarse 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
$7.95
-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- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
$19.95

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



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

Mature Height:

30-40 ft.

Mature Width:

35 ft.

Sunlight:

Full-Partial

Growth Rate:

Fast

Botanical Name:

Salix babylonica

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, LA



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

Fast Growth and Classic Grace

Sweeping, low branches and a familiar, falling canopy. The Weeping Willow is a favorite among tree lovers for its dramatic appearance and rounded, weeping shape. 

Plus, it's perfect for those looking for character and classic looks, adding value to their property. The Weeping Willow is an excellent shade tree that's always in high demand.

And it's one of the fastest growing shade trees, growing up to 6 to 8 feet in one year. Willows start out thin, with only a few branches that point upward against the trunk. But after growing quickly to a height around 10 feet, they burst forth with more and more branches that arch outward, forming the weeping canopy that makes them famous.

Even better, the Weeping Willow thrives in growing zones 4 through 9, and has the ability to absorb standing water. Plant your Willows near trouble spots where water stands in puddles, and watch those water issues disappear.

Though Weeping Willows are often found near rivers, lakes and wetlands, they can grow just about anywhere, even demonstrating some tolerance to drought. They're highly adaptable to all kinds of soils and growing conditions, even helping to prevent soil erosion.

Best of all, your Weeping Willow will be the 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, it's known for its excellent green hues during the spring and summer and boasts virtually no tree litter.

The Weeping Willow: mentioned in many poems, songs and stories because of its grace and beauty. Order one (or more) of your own today!



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I didn't know the deer would eat away at my willows, but they did. Good news is that they are starting new growth.
October 15, 2018
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Looking good!
Bought two weeping willows. They arrived in two days. They both took to their new homes immediately and are indeed growing fast. Beautiful, healthy trees.
October 7, 2018
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2 months ago
Wilma
I was impressed with receiving a live tree in the mail. She took right away and I will be buying more from you guys.
We put her in the ground the day she arrived September 12th. She had new growth in 10 days.
We put her in the ground the day she arrived September 12th. She had new growth in 10 days.
October 5, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
DMcA
Bought this as a gift for my son. He was very pleased with the tree and shipping method! Thank you!!
September 25, 2018
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2 months ago
Doing just fine
It was very hot when it arrived. So we put it in a bucket of water for a while. It is now in the ground and looking perky.
September 3, 2018
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3 months ago
Great tree at a great price! Packaging and shipping good. Tree is doing phenomenal! No signs of stress whatsoever
September 3, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Small but healthy
We love our weeping willow. Despite our unusually tropical summer weather here in the Philadelphia burbs, it appears to be thriving! Looking forward to it’s providing a lovely background to our ponds!,
Thank you!,
August 29, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
I liked being able to get the tree this way as my local nursery did not carry.
Was exactly as expected. Growing and thriving, the instructions were clear and things are going good
August 20, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
So far, so good...
The tree was kinda small when I recieved it. It's stilll small, but appears to be healthy and growing. It's really too early to tell how it will ultimately look or even whether it's going to thrive, but I'm hopeful it will eventually look like the picture of this full grown tree. Meanwhile, stay tuned...
August 15, 2018
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3 months ago
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Weeping wiillow tree
We love our new 6 ‘ willow tree which is growing rapidly as long as we water it every day. We are very happy with the progress it is making. We would recommend it to anybody who would make sure that gets plenty of water.
August 10, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago

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.

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 40 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.

Planting & Care

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SANDY DID NOT CHOOSE THE TREE, I CHOSE IT FOR HER. I THINK IT WILL BE A NICE REMEMBERANCE OF HER HUSBANDS PASSING.
Sandy R on Nov 12, 2018
We love the Weeping Willow
Michael P on Oct 25, 2018
SANDY DID NOT CHOOSE THE TREE, I CHOSE IT FOR HER. I THINK IT WILL BE A NICE REMEMBERANCE OF HER HUSBANDS PASSING.
Sandy R on Nov 12, 2018
my wife and I both love weeping trees
louis c on Oct 31, 2018
We love the Weeping Willow
Michael P on Oct 25, 2018
To plant near water source
David G on Oct 11, 2018
I have a perfect spot for it
Sheri H on Oct 10, 2018
erosion difficulties
Nancy S on Oct 10, 2018
The weeping willow is a beautiful tree and we have lots of breeze & it will be relaxing to watch the movement of the tree. I can not wait to get it started in my yard.
Shannon R on Sep 30, 2018
It does well in areas with high water tables, and great shade.
Nikki B on Sep 24, 2018
It's beautiful, enchanting, calm, peaceful. I live on a golf course and this tree to is help arrant balls from hitting my house. I think it's a mystical way to do so.
Aimee C on Sep 20, 2018
Want shade while fixing very moist areas in yard.
Lorell C on Sep 17, 2018
Classic Beauty
Adam N on Sep 17, 2018
I've always loved this tree seem so peaceful
Benjamin Z on Sep 15, 2018
beautiful
julie c on Sep 13, 2018
Beautiful tree. The second tree we ordered is for our son whose backyard is a swamp.Why didn't we get the strawberry?
Meliss B on Sep 10, 2018
need tree for wet area
Barbara W on Sep 10, 2018
Classic! Always loved 'em. Never owned one. Neat-o!
LarryLee F on Sep 6, 2018
Planting this at my mother's grave
Deborah H on Aug 30, 2018
lakeside charm:)
Eric H on Aug 25, 2018
FAST GROWING AND GOOD SHADE
Ginger W on Aug 22, 2018
My wife always wanted on for the last 18 years that we have been married. It was her childhood favorite tree.
Otis P on Aug 12, 2018
Have one that is doing real well.
Ray B on Aug 5, 2018
I have a large open field to fill with this kind of tree
Donna T on Aug 5, 2018
Our other willow fell after a snow storm & we wanted to replace it...excited to plant another!
Erin C on Aug 1, 2018
Loves moisture and I have a lot of it
Steven D on Jul 25, 2018
Have one in the yard already. I wanted a pair.
ANNA L on Jul 23, 2018
We love weeping willows and they grow in our zone
Stephen L on Jul 19, 2018
Great for areas with standing water, willow branches can also be soaked in water to provide a root hormone for new plant starts.
Ronald A on Jul 8, 2018
MEMORIES
IBETH L on Jun 28, 2018
I love the look of the weeping willows and this one is going to help dry my yard. I get standing water from a farm field that drains though my back yard, this should help keep that do a minimum.
CHRIS L on Jun 25, 2018
cascading branches ~ story behind the name origin ~ does well in wetlands
gayle k on Jun 23, 2018
Saw one growing superfast in my neighborhood!
Kislaya K on Jun 23, 2018
Fast Growing Grows well in this area
Kelly L on Jun 19, 2018
9th Annaversay Traditional Gift Idea
sarah M on Jun 15, 2018
Gift for husband
Lacey Rae R on Jun 9, 2018
Memorial for my grandma
John H on Jun 8, 2018
A new tree for me, although I grew up among them in Michigan. A beautiful tree when grown.
Allen P on Jun 8, 2018
It's my husband's favorite tree.
Yvette M on Jun 7, 2018
Need a sponge for some standing water in backyard
Ed M on Jun 5, 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
my wife and I both love weeping trees
louis c on Oct 31, 2018
To plant near water source
David G on Oct 11, 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?
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.
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
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
can you trime them back every year?
COWBOY on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, trim them in the late fall or early winter.
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
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.
Will a weeping Willow damage home foundations?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Tree roots will not ruin a solid foundation. If there are already cracks in the foundation, roots will eventually find a way in
how do i get the roots to grow down instead of on top of the lawn ?
gail hardin on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: When watering, make sure to water at the base of the tree instead of over the canopy. The roots will search for water, the deeper the watering the deeper the roots will go.
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.
I want to plant a weeping willow in Salmon Idaho, this is August, should I wait to buy in spring?
Birdie on Aug 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe we planted our weeping willow in the summer time, we live in San Antonio and it is pretty hot here but it did just fine with lots of water, not sure of the weather in Idaho in August. We didnt see alot of growth in the first year but the second year it took off and the trunk is at least double the thickness and has grown several feet taller.
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.

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