- Botanical Name:Salix babylonica
- Height:30 – 50 feet
- Spacing:30 – 50 feet
- Depth:Dig a hole twice the size of the root system to allow plenty of space for the roots to spread and grow. Plant at the same depth it was in the nursery. A line should be drawn or noticeable on the trunk above the root system.
- Spread:30 – 50 feet
- Light Required:Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Size:3-4′ Bareroot
- Zone:4 – 9
- Form:Upright, weeping.
- Soil Requirements:Moist to wet, average, well-drained soil.
- Growth Rate:Medium to fast.
- Foliage:Long, graceful branches of green sweep down and sway beautifully in the breeze. Deciduous.
- Comments:Stunning along ponds and streams. Gorgeous statement at the back of the yard, where it can happily spread and grow. It is best not to plant near foundations, due to their large, spreading root system.
One of the most eye-catching willows we’ve found! Growing 30-50 ft. tall with a similar spread, this large, deciduous tree has branches that gracefully sweep downward to the ground and sway in the breeze. The Weeping Willow grows best when planted in a sunny location with medium-wet to wet, well-drained soil. It’s a spectacular choice for planting along the edge of a pond or stream Plant in full sun to part shade. Deer tend to avoid. Zones 4-9.