Weeping Willow trees are one of the most recognizable trees out there. Their classic, rounded shape and long, thin branches drooping to the ground creates a vision that is sure to leave any onlooker in awe. This deciduous tree has ground-sweeping branches that are full of long, narrow leaves with silver tinted undersides. They turn yellow in the fall and eventually drop.
It reaches a mature height of 30-50 feet and a width of 30-50 feet. It has a fast-growing nature, growing up to 6 feet each year in optimal conditions. They are also popular nesting sites for birds and their branches are ideal food for rabbits and deer.
Weeping Willow Tree Care
- Hardy from USDA Zones 4-10.
- Plant in Full Sun to Part Shade for best results.
- Weeping Willow Trees are tolerant of most soil types, even clay.
- Water 2-3 times per week after planting. This will help it to develop deep roots and allow it to support rapid growth.
- Fertilize new plantings in early spring with a balanced nitrogen-rich fertilizer to promote new growth.
How to Plant:
- Dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This will make it easier for the roots to spread out.
- Mix your native soil with gardening soil to provide extra nutrients, this step isn’t 100% necessary, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
- Backfill the hole with the soil mixture and top with 3-4 inches of mulch to help retain moisture.
- Soak the plant with the hose afterward to hydrate the plant and help all of the soil and mulch get situated.
Weeping Willow Tree Spacing Recommendations
They are feature plants and will need about 20-25 feet between plantings.
If your tree is over 46″ inches tall at the time of shipping, we will have to trim it to fit into our boxes.
Customers Outside of the Southeastern United States: Shipping these trees over long distances during the Summer is not recommended, please wait to order during Fall to Early Spring for best results.