Weeping Willow Live Stakes

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Weeping Willow- Salix babylonica also known as Babylon willow or weeping willow

This specific type of willow tree is native to drier areas in the northern regions of China. They were grown and brought to other parts of the world for the past 1,000 years what is known as the Silk Road to southwestern areas of Asia and Europe. They are found not only in Asia and Europe, but they grow through many parts of North America. These trees are considered to be medium to large considering tree size. They become an average of 20-25 meters (66-82 feet) tall. With how large they can be, their canopies can cover a width of up to 35 feet.

The Weeping Willow's mystery appearance makes is a favorite to many gardeners and landscapers 

They grow quite fast, but unfortunately, they do have a shorter lifespan which is 40 to 75 years. The shoots are a yellowish brown color and have tiny buds. The leaves are what make the weeping willows famous. They are a light green, narrow and spiraled. During the fall, the leaves turn to a gold hue or yellow. The flowers that grow are laid out in a circular pattern and in early spring are visible. The flowers are separated by male and female on different trees. Most weeping willows live near water and prefer the wet soils.

Weeping Willow do well in areas of water bringing life to any pong or body of water

They do well in adjustable types of weather, but they do not do well in the life-threatening climate conditions. If the trees have access to plenty of water and lots of sun, a willow can grow ten feet in a year. The willows should plant during the spring or the fall for better progress. For pruning a willow, always do it in the fall and focus more on the lower portion of branches and allow the top ones to dangle. Most people love looking at weeping willows since they are one of the most famous trees even Claude Monet has paintings with them. A lot of people use them for their shade and a proper resting place.