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Weeping Willow Salix babylonica

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Shade Trees

  • Weeping Willow
  • Weeping Willow
  • Weeping Willow
  • Weeping Willow
  • Weeping Willow

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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.

  • Thrives in wet, soggy areas - a true solution tree.
  • Fast-growing shade saves energy.
  • Grows up to 6 to 8 feet in one year alone.
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$79.95

Size:
  • 4-5 ft.
  • 5-6 ft. 16% Off
  • 6-7 ft.
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Plant Care

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Product Details

Mature Height: 30-50 ft.
Mature Width: 30-50 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Salix babylonica
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

Product Description

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!

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.

Questions & Answers

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.
Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

Some nurseries dig their Willow Trees out of the ground and send them bare-rooted, or 'ball and burlap.' This can leave up to 90% of the roots behind, while the tree loses up to a year of growth.

But when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you are getting well-rooted, better-branched Weeping Willows ready for explosive growth. 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!

Spacing Your Weeping Willow Trees

You can plant your Willow Trees every 10 to 15 or 20 feet, depending on how tight you’d like to cluster your trees. They eventually reach a mature width of about 30 to 50 feet but cascade down, allowing you to plant closer clusters.

What Size is Best for Me?

Weeping Willow Trees reach a mature height of about 30 to 50 feet after approximately 15 to 20 years. If you’d like a more immediate impact now, we recommend ordering our larger sizes. 

Planting the Weeping Willow Tree

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.

When Do I Water My Weeping Willow?

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.

How I Fertilize My Weeping Willow?

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.

How Do I Prune My Weeping Willows?

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.

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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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KT
07/28/2021
Kasey t.
United States United States
Love

It's growing so fast! Definitely recommend this tree!!

A
07/27/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Very healthy

Great experience. Arrived small but in a matter of weeks. 4-5 inches of growth. Very healthy

A
07/26/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Happy with purchase

I have been wanting a willow tree for a while. It looked great in the box.

L
07/20/2021
Lauren
Beautiful! I wished a had planted another

This little guy has been through so many storms, hail, was almost blown over at one point & he just keeps on growing. He seems happy so we are happy. Looking at buying a few more trees this fall since we had luck with this one.

PE
07/15/2021
Patti E.
United States United States
Growing FAST!

I love the Weeping Willow. It has already grown a bit. Cant wait til it gets big enough for shade!

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