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The Weeping Willow can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Weeping Willow falls into the following type(s): N/A
The Weeping Willow grows to be 30' to 40' feet in height.
The Weeping Willow has a spread of about 35' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Fast growth rate.
The Weeping Willow does well in Full, Partial Shade exposure(s).
The Weeping Willow grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet, Wide Range soils.
The Weeping Willow has a(n) Rounded 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.
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, reaching heights between 30' and 40' and nearly the same in width. It lends itself well to planting singly or in small groves near the edge of ponds, lakes and rivers.
Each tree and plant is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it within one year of shipment.
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.
Potted (also called containerized) trees are shipped in 4" containers. Because the roots are packed in soil, the trees don't
need to be dormant for shipping. Benefits to potted trees include:
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping. Some advantages of natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Plugged trees are grown in a soil plug. While not shipped in a pot, these trees do have soil around the roots. Benefits of this type of tree include:
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