- Height At Maturity Over 20 Feet
- Ships November Through April
- Exposure Full Sun
- Usage Shade,Ponds and Water Gardens,Fastest Growing Trees
- Zone 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Categories Trees
Weeping Willow Tree
$29.99 - $49.99
Weeping Willow Tree is an Umbrella Like Shade Tree
Weeping Willow is an umbrella-like shade tree that can reach up to 40 feet tall and 35 feet wide when fully matured! Hardiness Zones are 6-8, doing best by water such as rivers, lakes, and ponds, but will do fine in well-watered yards. The best soil for these beautiful trees is acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, and clay soils. They can grow 24 inches per year in sunlight and partial shade, making Weeping Willows fast and easy to grow trees. Early spring, these monster-sized tree’s yellow branches will have green foliage that will weep, making Weeping Willow the perfect name for a rare plant.
Weeping Willow Tree Makes Excellent Picnic Spots due to Ornamental Qualities.
Majestic in appearance, it stems from China but has spread throughout the world in recent centuries. These trees mistakenly identified with the trees mentioned about Babylon in the Psalms. These enormous trees are associated with melancholy because the branches give the appearance that the tree is weeping. This impression is amplified by the fact that these trees frequently are found at the banks of rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water. In the United States, that range includes middle America and most of the south, northeast, and northwest. While placement near water is ideal, willows can also plant in drier conditions.
Weeping willows proliferate, sometimes increasing in size at as much as two feet a year. In addition to their positive ornamental qualities, willows provide excellent shelter for various birds and small mammals and are favorite nesting spots. The umbrella-like cover that the branches provide blocks out the sunlight underneath. At maturity, a person could comfortably sit under a willow and be sheltered from the sun. Hence, they make excellent book nooks and picnic spots. They add a touch of elegance to any landscape, on their own or as part of a grove of trees.