A Weeping Willow is hardy zones for planting & growing in zones 6-8, and its mature tree height can shoot up to 40 feet tall, with a 25-foot mature tree spread, provided it’s planted in healthy soil. It has thin, variegated green colored leaves that grow on long willowy branches that sway back and forth in the wind. Weeping willow trees invite you to sit down and relax under the coolness of their branches. This makes them an excellent choice in a park or public area.
Weeping Willow trees are also the perfect trees to plant near a creek, lake, pool or pond. Although they prefer soil conditions that are moist and cool, they are not very picky. They grow the best when they have planted nearby water supply. They add character to a home or cabin. They give the landscape a relaxing, welcoming feel.
Willow trees do require some maintenance. Pruning is necessary for the branches to stay trimmed. If they are not pruned, their branches will grow all the way to the ground, and this looks unsightly. When willows are kept pruned, they are beautiful trees that add an air of romance and charm to any landscape. They tend to have short trunks with full branches that give them a full, attractive shape. They are one of the most graceful trees, which also makes them accessible in gardens. In the fall of the year, the green leaves of the willow turn yellow. This adds a picturesque vision and looks like tiny yellow flowers filling the long slender branches of the tree.
The unique look of the Weeping Willow
Willow trees look very dramatic with their cascading leaves and branches. This makes them an excellent shade tree. Additionally, willows can grow very quickly. This combination makes willow an excellent choice to plant in areas of new development. They grow fast, giving the city the look of an established neighborhood or place of business.
If you are in the market for trees, consider planting a willow tree or two. They will add value to your estate. The shade and peacefulness of the tree will increase your property value and ambiance.