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Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica
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POS ID: 118705
Easily identifiable by its pendant, ground-sweeping branches. Typically grown near water, its lance-shaped leaves are lighter on the bottom and darker on top, giving the whole tree a shimmering effect as the leaves flutter in the breeze. Weeping willows are generally best in rural landscapes away from buildings, as they are susceptible to breakage, their invasive roots seek out cracks in sewer and water pipes, and they can attain a large size not suitable for urban or suburban landscapes.
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5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Soft weeping habit
  • Grows well near water
  • Narrow foliage flutters in the breeze

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Easily identifiable by its pendant, ground-sweeping branches. Typically grown near water, its lance-shaped leaves are lighter on the bottom and darker on top, giving the whole tree a shimmering effect as the leaves flutter in the breeze. Weeping willows are generally best in rural landscapes away from buildings, as they are susceptible to breakage, their invasive roots seek out cracks in sewer and water pipes, and they can attain a large size not suitable for urban or suburban landscapes.

Weight: 25 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Trees

Leaf Color

Grey

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 600 inches

Mature Width

Up to 600 inches

Landscape Uses

Decorative Accent

Features

Attractive Foliage, Nesting Site For Small Birds And Animals, Deer Tolerant

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow-Green

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Thrives in moist soil, does best if planted near pond or stream.

Effort of Care

High

Soil Type

Average, Medium-Wet, Well-Drained

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

This plant will thrive in Full Sun

Water Needs

Water regularly until mature, reduce amount once established. Deep watering during warmer seasons will allow roots to grow deeper making a sturdier plant.

Disease and Pests

This plant can have a variety of diseases if not cared for carefully. Problems such as blights, powdery mildew, leaf spots and cankers. Pests such as aphids, scale, borers, lacebugs and caterpillars.

USDA Hardiness Zone

6

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