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Weeping WillowSalix babylonica

486 reviews
  • Weeping Willow

    The classic and majestic mature Weeping Willow.

  • Weeping Willow

    Willows soften the landscape with arching branches that sway in the wind.

  • Weeping Willow

    Leaves turn a deep yellow color in fall.

  • Weeping Willow

    The Willow's yellow branches provide color even in winter.

  • Weeping Willow

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Weeping Willow Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Will grow in full sun to partial shade, about 4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day.

plant watering

Watering Water regularly for the first year to keep soil evenly moist (about once or twice weekly).

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Fertilize in early spring with equal parts of each chemical component, such as 10-10-10 or 20-20-20.


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 FastGrowingTrees.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.

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.

FAQs

Are Weeping Willows fast-growing?

Yes, the entire willow family, including the Weeping Willow, are considered fast-growing and can put on multiple feet of growth in one year.

What does a Weeping Willow Tree symbolize?

The symbolism of the Weeping Willow changes depending on culture and beliefs, but most meanings revolve around the same concept, being that the branches represent growth and flexibility during life's challenging times.

Where should I plant a Weeping Willow Tree?

Weeping Willows do best in evenly moist soil, full sun and with room to grow away from structures.

How should I space my Weeping Willow Trees?

You can plant your Willow Trees every 10, 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 downwards, 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, we recommend ordering our larger sizes.

Shipping Details

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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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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
Your Growing Zone: #
4-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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09/19/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

5' Foot Weeping Willow Tree

Our tree came along way to California in a box. Beautiful young tree and taller than advertised. We planted it right away. So far so good! Excellent customer service and kept us informed daily as the tree was on its way to us. Thank you Fast Growing Trees.

KD
09/14/2022
Karen D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Highly Recommend

The tree was a combo housewarming and 1st anniversary gift to my son and his family. It came very well packaged. There has been new growth on it from day one! We all look forward to seeing its growth through the years.

DA
09/09/2022
Denise A.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love it

It looked good when it arrived & still looks good.

TF
09/06/2022
Todd F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Weeping willow

Fast shipping, arrived in good condition. We will see what happens.

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08/31/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Smaller than I thought it was healthy it’ll work

GoodIt was healthy just a little smaller than I thought