Weeping Willow Salix babylonica
Cannot ship to
AZ, CT, HI
(Potted trees cannot ship to California.)
This graceful giant is known for its open crown of wispy, ground-sweeping branches and long, slender leaves. Often seen as one of the first indications of spring, the weeping willow’s yellow twigs and green foliage appear early in the season — sometimes as early as February. The tree is easy to grow and quick to take root.
- Features graceful, ground-sweeping branches
- Provides brilliant fall color
- Grows 3' or more per year
- Will be delivered at a height of 3'–4' for bare-root; a height of 1'-3' for 4" pot or 1-gallon pot
Your Tree’s Personality
This tree provides browse food for rabbits, beavers, and big game such as deer. It also 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.
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