Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow

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Over 20 Feet
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Planting Zones 4-10
November Through April
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Weeping Willow Tree (Salix babylonica)


Weeping Willow Tree, Salix babylonica, is a graceful tree famous for its long, drooping branches and dense light green leaves.


When TN Nursery customers seek advice on a fast-growing tree, the weeping willow tree is a typical recommendation. This species can grow up to two feet in a single growing season--faster than most others.


Salix babylonica is an Asian native species that American gardeners and landscapers in almost every USDA plant hardiness zone adopted the species over the past many decades. As a result, it's now naturalized to the United States and is ubiquitous across our landscape.


This deciduous shade tree is intriguing and lovely, making it a favorite for many.


The Weeping Willow Tree Can Help Fight Soil Compaction


Like many other tree species, the weeping willow prefers well-drained soils in either full sunshine or partial shade. However, the weeping willow tree might help lessen your trouble if you struggle with soil compaction.


The tree has an extensive root system that is relatively shallow but spread as far as fifty feet wide. As your tree grows, the roots will shoot underground in every direction, acting as a subterranean tiller and de-compacting the earth from below its surface.


As a result, your ground will absorb rainwater better due to the loosened texture instead of running off in torrents that would eventually cause soil erosion.


The Whimsical Appearance of the Weeping Willow Tree


The weeping willow tree captures the imagination--you can almost picture sweet little storybook gnomes living beneath its branches.


The fifty-foot tree can also get as wide as forty feet. It forms an asymmetrical crown that's rounded. The tree's trunk is dark brown to charcoal with interesting furrowed patterns.


The branches display lovely silvery green, elongated oval leaves that measure four to six inches long and a half-inch wide. After maturing, this tree may only require occasional pruning to remove branches that could crack under the weight of the lovely foliage. 


Order Your Weeping Willow Tree From TN Nursery Today


The weeping willow tree is a lovely, graceful tree with a shorter stature but profuse greenery. Order yours from TN Nursery today.



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  • 5
    Weeping willow

    Posted by Darrell on Nov 19, 2020

    Very nice and wrap with care

  • 5
    Weeping Willow

    Posted by Charles Anthony Gainer on Nov 19, 2020

    Plant came as described in a dormant state. As advertised. Update when spring arrives. Tks

  • 4
    weeping willow

    Posted by daniel martin on Nov 19, 2020

    i just planted my willow in honor of my friend who died of Covid 19 yesterday. peace and thanks you

  • 5
    delivery and follow through

    Posted by robin ross on Nov 19, 2020

    Very happy with order for weeping willow bare root trees I ordered in summer. I did not need to follow up and promised trees arrived this fall without issues

  • 5
    Weeping willow tree

    Posted by Peter Whittendale on Aug 27, 2019

    wonderful addition to our lake

  • 5
    Weeping Willow Tree

    Posted by Troy Dent on Aug 21, 2019

    Got these planted around the lake. They look great.

  • 5
    Weeping willow tree

    Posted by Bobbie Rosen on Aug 21, 2019

    I planted these around my pond and so far they are doing well.

  • 5
    Weeping Willow Trees

    Posted by WILLIAM HAYTON on May 17, 2019

    The trees arrived in great shape no broken branches and roots well packed. They were dormant upon arrival but started to bud within 72 hrs of planting.

  • 5

    Posted by tiffany johnson on Sep 28, 2018

    Great friendly service. Nicely packaged and quick shipping. and all my trees where great

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April