The Weeping Willow Tree is one of the most graceful, peaceful trees that can be added to a landscape or garden. These are so beautiful, and the branches appear to grow from the crown or center of the tree. When a breeze is blowing there is absolutely no other tree that appears more beautiful and peaceful. These trees are also considered to be moderately fast growing trees and have a growth rate of 2 feet or more annually. These trees will bloom with small yellowish flowers in early to mid-spring which will be replaced by a very small brown fruit in the latter summer months. The branches on these trees grow naturally in a rounded pleasing shape. The foliage is a light green color that is quite lovely. Since these are considered deciduous trees, the leaves will turn to a lovely color in autumn months before they shed their foliage. These trees will also attract wildlife to the area such as rabbits, deer, and other smaller animals. Birds will also find this tree attractive. It does provide quite a bit of shade when it reaches a large size. These trees can reach to be 40 to 50 feet in height and have a canopy spread of 30 to 40 feet when mature. They prefer full to partially sunny areas and will do quite well with sunlight. These trees also like a lot of water. They grow very well on the banks of lakes and ponds. They prefer wet, moist soil with some drainage. USDA Climate Zones 6 through 8 will support these trees quite well, and they will grow to their full potential. The botanical name for these lovely trees is Salix Babylonica.