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Weeping Willow

Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8
Average shipping height: 3' - 4'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $13.99
    Reg. Price $18.99
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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
The Weeping Willow Grows in zones 6 - 8

Your Tree’s Personality

Shape

Rounded

Growth Speed

Fast

Scientific Name

Salix babylonica

Mature Height

30' - 40'

Shipping Height

3' - 4'

Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet

Wildlife Value

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.

History/Lore

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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