15 Gallon, 25/30 Gallon, 45 Gallon, 65 Gallon, 95 Gallon
$150.00 – $499.00
Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica) is the best known of the weeping trees, with gracefully arching stems that dangle delicately and shiver in the breeze. The leaves of this deciduous tree are lance-shaped and grow 3- to 6-inches long; they turn yellow in the fall before dropping. The weeping willows bark is rough and gray, with long, deep ridges. When the tree blooms in late winter or spring, yellow flowers appear. Weeping willows are fast-growing trees, adding up to 10 feet per year when young, but their average lifespan is a short 30 years. Because weeping willows can reach 50 feet in height and width, they need a wide swath of lawn or yard to stretch into. They work well in areas that are naturally quite moist, but they tend to shed a lot of leaves and twigs so avoid planting them where falling branches can cause damage or injury. These trees also should not be planted near sewer drains, septic systems, or water lines: Their root systems are aggressive-sometimes stretching wider than the tree is tall. Not only do they seek out the nearest and most abundant source of water, but they are attracted to the nutrients in the soil around a septic system, as well as the oxygen in the drainage lines.