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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Salix babylonica, or the weeping willow, is a whimsical giant recognized by its crown of sweeping and low hanging branches. Its long and slender leaves are an early indicator of spring with its yellow twigs and green leaves. It is one of the first trees to sprout new leaves in the spring and the first to lose leaves in the fall. This species of willow is native to the northern area of China, but is now a well known tree found throughout North America.
The weeping willow is an easy to grow species of tree that easily takes root, can grow up to eight feet per year, and can easily reach up to forty feet in height and thirty-five feet in width under the right conditions. There is a vast variety of the willow tree with over 400 species. In the Spring weeping willows produce what are referred to as catkins. These are silver tinged green foliage that contain flowers. In the fall the weeping willows lance shaped leaves turn to a golden shade.
Weeping Willow Hardy Plant Zone
Although the weeping willow is expected to grow well in hardiness zones 6-8 it is well know to also grow in hardiness zones of 4-9.
Under good conditions the weeping will can reach heights of 30 - 40 feet with a spread of about 35 feet.
Soil Requirements for Weeping Willow
The weeping willow is a highly adaptable tree. It likes rich and moist soil, but it is quite versatile and can also tolerate alkaline, acidic, sandy loam, and well drained soils. Although they are drought tolerant, they prefer growing next to water sources such as creeks, rivers, and ponds.
The weeping willow is one of the fasted growing shade trees. Under normal situations it can grow approximately two feet per year, but have been known to grow up to eight feet in a year. Their growth rate begins slow, but once they get to a height of about ten feet their growth rate speeds up.
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