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Weeping Willow Salix babylonica

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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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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.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 7 - 11 Ships Now!

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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JB
10/21/2021
Jeff B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Amazing willow!!!!

I purchased my willow from FGT about 2 and a half years ago. Its now 20’ tall! It looks amazing!!!! I had to share my pic of it

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LB
10/19/2021
Laurie B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful tree, arrived in perfect condition

The tree arrived quickly and was perfectly packaged. It looked healthy and strong. We planted it, mulched around it, have been watering regularly, and so far, so good. It's only been a few weeks but we are looking forward to watching its growth take off next year!

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T
10/15/2021
Teresa
United States United States
I recommend this product

Delighted With This Tree!

I ordered the 5-6 ft. weeping willow (first purchase from Fast Growing Trees). When I opened the box, the tree inside far exceeded any expectations. It was in great condition and was much bigger and more filled out than I thought it would be. I planted it right away after delivery. The photos show it one hour after it arrived. I'm so pleased and will certainly order more trees from FGT!

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HL
09/20/2021
Haley L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful

So of course plants go through a bit of a shock when you first plant them. So I was so nervous it was going to die. But it’s been a little over a week and there are so many green blooms on it! I’m so happy, this tree is very important to me and my husband, I am so glad I found this tree.

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MS
08/30/2021
Michael S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Weeping Willow

I live in southeast Missouri and purchases this 4-5 ft. Weeping Willow last fall. After an extremely hard winter, it sprouted in the spring and fertilized with 10-10-10. Thumbs up guys!!

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