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Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica


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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.

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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
-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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


20-25 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Salix babylonica

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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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Customer Reviews

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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
over 3 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
over 7 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 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
over 4 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
January 1, 2013
over 4 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 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.

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I love weeping willows and have had them at other houses. When I moved to my new house, I knew I had to get another one for my new yard. Can't wait to get it started!
Patricia W on Apr 24, 2017
i have wanted one since i was a young girl. there so perfect
elizabeth e on Apr 24, 2017
I love weeping willows and have had them at other houses. When I moved to my new house, I knew I had to get another one for my new yard. Can't wait to get it started!
Patricia W on Apr 24, 2017
To help my boggy back yard
Ronda W on Apr 24, 2017
i have wanted one since i was a young girl. there so perfect
elizabeth e on Apr 24, 2017
Provides privacy, looks pretty and grows well in our climate. (Colorado Springs)
Candice A on Apr 21, 2017
Wet yard
Elizabeth j C on Apr 20, 2017
When we had our house built, the builder had the landscaper put a swell in our yard to channel the water away from the house. Well, the swell holds water for a few days after the rain stops depending on how much rain we got. I'm hoping the willows will enjoy having plenty of water to drink and as they mature, provide a nice bit of shade against the house to keep it cooler during the summer and as winter arrives, loose enough leaves for some winter sun.
Matt R on Apr 18, 2017
Need a fast growing tree for a swampy area of our yard.
Melissa W on Apr 16, 2017
one of my favorite trees!
kieth b on Apr 15, 2017
The weeping willow tree remains me of my childhood. I grew up with one of these trees in our home. Now, I have a perfect spot in my backyard close to a creek. It will have plenty of water to grow big and strong!
Rob B on Apr 15, 2017
We have a wet area and I love willows
Amy K on Apr 14, 2017
I have a wet area from a natural spring
Blake v on Apr 11, 2017
i have a wet low lying 1/2 acre on my property. this should help . neighbor up the road says there were 2 willows there years ago,but they were cut down by previous owner
doug g on Apr 10, 2017
Grew up with one. Perfect tree for its location
Alan P on Apr 10, 2017
This has always been my favorite tree! Sadly, I won't be able to plant it, we didn't have the necessary clearance with our underground utilities for the root system
Amanda H on Apr 8, 2017
to help absorb water in the back yard
Jeff W on Apr 7, 2017
They are wonderful in our wet areas as well as beautiful.
Susan W on Apr 6, 2017
I love the look of these trees.
Nidia N on Apr 3, 2017
I've always admired the graceful beauty of a weeping willow and finally have room for one in view of my porch and deck. I can't wait to plant and nurture it. Thank you.
Chuck S on Apr 3, 2017
We already have two older weeping willows on the property and want to get a third one going.
Kevin M on Apr 2, 2017
My favorite tree. Lighting took my last one and I need to replace it
Kathy R on Mar 28, 2017
We need a good shade tree that will thrive in an area with high water table. We needed a very thirsty tree.
Alexis H on Mar 26, 2017
Growing well ,happy with there growth and condition.
Ethel M on Mar 22, 2017
Wanted a fast growing tree...
This one was planted in Fall of 2011, now over 30' tall!!
6.5 years.
Donna R on Mar 21, 2017
we live on a sloping property with homes above us and we need these trees to help with water.
ronald l on Mar 20, 2017
I've wanted a willow for as long as I can remember. Something to grow with my children.
Natasha W on Mar 19, 2017
I have the perfect spot for it!
Randy W on Mar 19, 2017
Pretty trees
Bobbi Jo T on Mar 19, 2017
I love them
cheryl b on Mar 16, 2017
center circle needed tree..worked great so far
raymond f on Mar 13, 2017
Beauty and ability to soak up ground water
Shawn W on Mar 12, 2017
My wife loves these
John G on Mar 12, 2017
Great Shade Tree
Robert S on Mar 11, 2017
I simply love the tree
Martin B on Mar 5, 2017
Rapid growth, provides shade, brings color and life to back yard that stays wet most of the time. Also can take sun which it will get all day. Also AR does not get below 0 degrees very much AND I love plants and trees that weep.
Karyn Levin H on Mar 4, 2017
Favorite type of tree for mother-in-law.
Shana J on Feb 28, 2017
I have a great amount of standing water in my yard and this tree should help with that problem.
tracy s on Feb 25, 2017
My wife loves Weeping Willows!
Marc V on Feb 22, 2017
Rapid growth, weeping habit
Danielle B on Feb 20, 2017
Love their beauty! And we lost 18 tress to fire last year, now have the opportunity to replace them with ones I love!
Sharon Y on Feb 11, 2017
I got married in a park under a weeping willow tree
Tiffany H on Feb 3, 2017
it is my 9 year anniversary and willow is a traditional gift. i bought this for my husband to plant in our yard.
Elizabeth C on Jan 31, 2017
To go in a wet area
Kelly W on Jan 28, 2017
High water table in my backyard
SUSAN S on Jan 24, 2017
We just moved to Florida and I can't stand all the Palm Trees everywhere so I when I saw that this Willow can grow here I jumped at the chance to own one. I can't wait!
T H on Jan 20, 2017
erosion control and water absorption
kathleen M on Jan 19, 2017
i see one of these on my way to work every morning and just by looking at it makes me smile and relaxes me. i finally stopped and knocked on the owners door and ask about the tree. so here i am buying one hoping it grows as beautiful as that one and gives me the same peace as i walk out every morning out my front yard.
Rosa B on Jan 5, 2017
I wanted a tree to assist with water problems on my land
Wilbert E on Jan 2, 2017
This is my mother's favorite tree
Donna J on Dec 19, 2016
recently lost our weeping willow overlooking our lake in the back yard
wanted to replace it with another weeping willow for its wonderful shade and beauty
Dean J on Dec 17, 2016
Replacing an existing 18-year-old willow tree that was blown down by gale force winds in our front yard.
Ivan I on Nov 29, 2016
To help my boggy back yard
Ronda W on Apr 24, 2017
Provides privacy, looks pretty and grows well in our climate. (Colorado Springs)
Candice A on Apr 21, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
When should I plant a weeping willow tree?
Belinda P on Oct 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Anytime. Just make sure it gets water on a regular basis. Also, i suggest buying local. Not the twigs from fast growing trees. My thoughts.
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,
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.
I live in TN and I have very rocky/clay dirt. I mainly have weeds instead of grass. The previous owners lost every tree they planted. Could this tree adapt to such conditions?
Kristi on Apr 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Honestly, I don't have knowledge about clay dirt. I would think as long as it is watered well, it should grow. I was told by the school agri teacher that weeping willows LOVE water. Weeds really shouldn't be an issue. If the tree is slow in growing, you may want to get some fertilizer spikes. I found mine at LOWE's. It gives trees good nourishment.

I hope this information helps you. Good luck!
Can I plant this tree now? I live in Appomattox VA.
Sharon L on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The rule I follow here in Ohio is: Bareroot trees plant in the spring. Potted trees plant in the fall. I wouldn't feel confident about a bare root tree getting established before a harsh winter.
Will this tree grow in a large pond with fish or does it have to be in the ground?
Sharon D on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As much as it wants water it needs to be in the ground. I have never seen one in the water. I wold go maybe 10 feet from the side of the pond.
How will a weeping willow tree fair where I live? I'd like to know before I purchase... I live in nothern mn. Way up by the Canadian border.
Amber C on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Does weeping willow drop a lot of leaves in fall?
boohill on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the leaves drop in the fall along with many immature ends of branches which I have always called "whips".
I was looking plant the tree in the corner of our lot close to the lake shore line would that be ok? Also can you trim the lower branches as it grows
sisterproperty on Oct 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Don't see why not. Mine is in Northern California next to a rubber lined pond.. Has grown very fast. Have not trimmed at all but sure you could
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.

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