- Fast-growing tree, 3+ feet per year
- Graceful and refined, with ground-sweeping branches
- Brilliant fall color
- Grows 30' to 40' high, 35' spread
- Zones 6 to 8
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 6 - 8
The Weeping Willow can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Weeping Willow falls into the following type(s): Shade Trees
30' - 40' High
The Weeping Willow grows to be 30' - 40' feet in height.
The Weeping Willow has a spread of about 35' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This willow does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Weeping Willow grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
This willow has rounded, weeping shape.
Weeping Willow is a graceful, elegant tree usually planted along the water's edge in parks and large landscapes. The tree will thrive in a wide range of soil and moisture conditions.
The Weeping Willow provides browse food for big game, rabbits, and beaver. Deer and other big game will browse on it. It provides nesting sites for numerous small birds and mammals.
The Weeping Willow is dramatic both in appearance and history. Few trees add as much grace to the landscape. Early in the history of interstate commerce, cuttings from this popular species were carried along the trade routes from China. Its occurrence along the Euphrates River eventually fooled the famous botanist, Linnaeus, into thinking this was the Willow of biblical mention, so he gave it the scientific name of babylonica. Later, it was the shade of a Weeping Willow that helped comfort Napoleon during his exile on the Island of St. Helena. After Napoleon was buried under his favorite tree, cuttings from it became a valued prize among his admirers worldwide.
Weeping Willow grows well near water, yet has some drought tolerance.
The leaves of this tree are long and narrow, most between 2-1/2 and 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Slightly wider near the base. Light green with a finely toothed margin.
Yellow, borne on short catkins.
April - May..
This tree produces a fruit 1/4 inch in diameter, brown, leaves no litter to speak of.
Graceful and refined, easily recognized by its open crown of ground-sweeping branches. Leaves are light green above, grayish-green beneath. This willow grows especially well near water, reaches 30' - 40' tall, with a 35' spread. (Zones 6-8)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.