Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 30-50 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 30-50 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Salix babylonica
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Fast Growth and Classic Grace
Why Weeping Willows?
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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
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.
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. But the best part is we've planted, grown and nurtured your Weeping Willow from day one...now, you reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery.
The Weeping Willow: Known for its grace and beauty, made even better by our healthy, happy variety. Order one (or more) of your own today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
They arrived cracked called your service rep she was awesome and will be sending replacement trees great service hopefully the new trees will be in good shape
The first thing I said when I opened it was, wow how did they do that? Arrived in perfect condition and tree is doing well. This is the same for every tree I've ordered from fastgrowingteees.com. Amazing quality and customer service.
Easy to order, delivery as promised and superb product! The tree came healthy, easy to plant and kept thriving and growing right away.
We received the trees in a timely manner. And the instructions were great. They are doing well.
I’ve had this weeping willow in the ground for right at 2-1/2 years. When I got it, it was a skinny little whip around 5 feet tall with 2 growing tips. In the first year, it became a little bushy and maybe a foot or two taller. Last year, it grew at least 3 feet. This year, it’s towering over us at around 12 feet of bushy willow, and we’re not even halfway through the growing season. I expect it to keep doing great in the humid heat of zone 8 NC.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Plant your Weeping Willow in full sun to partial shade (any area with about 4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day), select a site with well-drained soil, and space at least 35 feet from your septic system or leach field. When you're ready to plant, dig a hole three times the width and just as deep as the root ball on your tree. Place your tree in the hole, straighten it, 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.
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.
2. Watering: You should regularly water your Weeping Willow for the first year to keep soil evenly moist (about once or twice weekly). Water your Willow only during dry periods in successive years. Although Weeping Willows prefer moist soil, they adapt easily to drier soil.
3. Fertilizing: Choose a brand that has equal parts of each chemical component, such as 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. Fertilize in early spring, before new growth begins.
4. Pruning: Thinning the crown increases air circulation, which pushes wind through the tree and helps prevent disease. A good rule of thumb is to prune 2 inches between branches at the top of the tree during early spring, before new growth emerges.
Also, trim back any branches dragging the ground. And pinch or clip off nubs that grow from the trunk to maintain the classic Weeping shape. Broken branches, dead branches, or diseased wood can be removed year-round.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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