Everyone loves the familiar Weeping Willow tree (Salix babylonica). Its graceful, ground-sweeping branches add so much movement to your landscape. Best known for its rounded, romantic appearance with long sweeping branches, the Weeping Willow has so much to offer. Spring comes early when you have a Weeping Willow; it's one of the first trees to leaf out early in the spring with incredibly fresh, bright green leaves. You will love its narrow, sage green leaves swaying in the breeze through the summer.
The flexible weeping branches grow up and out, dramatically arching up, then growing down to trail on the ground. In the fall, you will be delighted by how its light green - golden yellow leaves develop intense fall color, as well, turning yellow through the autumn. If you are lucky enough to live on the water, you have an excellent soil type for a Weeping Willow. They'll thrive when planted near a water source. The reflection of a willow tree in water is just as pretty as a picture.
The strong and flexible willow tree can be a wonderful reminder to work with life conditions, rather than fighting them. People often plant Weeping Willows to commemorate loved ones who have passed. Their beauty - and ability to survive in challenging conditions - can be a real helpmate during the rough first years of grief. Weeping Willow trees are a symbol of hope and growth, and they bring butterflies to your landscape.
The Weeping Willow tree loves water and is often planted near ponds to prevent erosion. You'll love the look of one or more planted at the edge of the lake or pond. Use several dotted here and there on either side of a river or stream for a natural, gorgeous look. Try one as an anchor tree in a new Rain Garden or runoff swale to catch rainwater in a low area.
It is also one of the fastest-growing shade trees, with a growth rate of 8-10 feet a year. Plant one to completely block out an ugly boathouse, or other unsightly views in just a few short years. The privacy it creates is airy and friendly. It will quickly reach its mature height and develop into one of your favorite plants. It is fast to establish, growing quickly to beautify an area in the quickest amount of time. Every lake property or waterfront home should have one.
Most people love using them as a specimen plant that is allowed to grow naturally. Let the branches hang to the ground in an area that does not need to be maintained beneath. Kids love sitting under the shady shelter of the branches. Keep your eye out for evidence of their "Forts" and "Clubhouses" under the canopy of the Weeping Willow tree. What a marvelous memory to gift your family!
There is no such thing as too much water for a Weeping Willow tree. If you have a spot in your yard with moist, alkaline loamy, or clay soil that stays wet or collects water, the Weeping Willow will help dry it right up. Weeping Willows can adapt to drier soils as well. While it loves water, the Weeping Willow tree adapts well to many soil conditions and prefers moist soil, but it displays some drought tolerance. Not many trees can handle that extreme, from very wet to dry.
These large trees are often planted near lakes, rivers, or ponds to prevent the soil from eroding. Their surface-rooted, aggressive root systems will help to keep the soil in place. It's difficult for grass to grow under a Willow tree. Instead, consider simply using mulch beneath the tree. Then, let the branches hang down naturally and keep life simple for yourself.
Do not plant this tree near a septic system, septic tank or drainage field, or near a pool, water main or underground water sources. Give it space, and it will be a fine, picturesque tree for you. If you are interested in learning more information on invasive tree roots, click here for our blog!
Weeping Willow is one of the last to lose its leaves in the fall. If you grow it in a mulched area, you really won't even need to do any leaf cleanup. These fast-growing trees thrive in either full sun or partial shade, preferring at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight a day.
Plant the Weeping Willow tree in your yard to experience how this mystical tree has caught the attention of artists and storytellers for hundreds of years. Order today at NatureHills.com for your romantic draping shade trees today!
Is Weeping Willow fast-growing?
Weeping Willow trees are very fast growing and will gain several feet of growth once established and in optimal condition.
Where should you plant a Weeping Willow?
Weeping Willow trees thrive in a wide range of soil types, moisture availability and sun. Willows prefer moist, well-drained soil and have aggressive roots, so plant away from underground septic tanks or other underground water sources.
What is the difference between a Willow and a Weeping Willow?
Members of the Salix family of trees generally have an upright growth habit, while Weeping Willows have a cascading, drooping growth.
Are Weeping Willow trees messy?
While the spring flowers or catkins drop, once these dry up they blow away or decompose quickly. In fall, when the fine-textured leaves drop, they too usually blow away and rarely need to be raked up because of how small they are.
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NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Weeping Willow Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Salix babylonica|
|Mature Height||30 - 50 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 50 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|