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Wisconsin Weeping Willow

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This popular classic makes a dramatic addition to any open space. The pendulous shape, ground-sweeping branches and yellow-green, lacy boughs of this distinctive tree will be an instant standout in your landscape. Matures to be 40-60' tall and 40' wide. Grows best in moist soil. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant. Shipped 3-4 feet. (Salix × pendulina)


Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Average Moistness - Moist
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.5
Zone Range 3 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 40 - 60' tall x 40' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 40 - 60' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Plant near our pond
Rick G on Jul 2, 2016
My wife has always wanted one.
David W on Apr 9, 2016
Plant near our pond
Rick G on Jul 2, 2016
I chose this for wet soil area.
Toni R on Apr 20, 2016
My wife has always wanted one.
David W on Apr 9, 2016
to plant by swampy spot in lawn.
STEVEN B on Apr 8, 2016
Live my marshy area, always loved willows
Bryan S on Apr 8, 2016
I chose this for wet soil area.
Toni R on Apr 20, 2016
to plant by swampy spot in lawn.
STEVEN B on Apr 8, 2016
My tree is8years old and the folage is thin is something wrong?
Robert D on May 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It could be many things... Where it is planted or if the utility or county sprayed in the area last year
Try fertilizing. (miracle grow, I prefer peters fertilizer, or super gro (not too muych)
or the old fashioned way is buried fish...
How is this willow in a drought? Does it need lots of water?
Ronnie on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Terrible tree for a drought you need to water this tree as much as one would water grass to take proper care of it.
Partially sunny wet area, is it OK?
JOHN R on Jun 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have these planted in sunny and wet locations and they do quite well.
I have a wetland area behind my house that is heavy clay soil, will it grow well there?
Mechelle B on Apr 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Well, I'm no expert, but this willow tree and most others like a lot of moisture to grow. We have one and planted it in a wet area. It is doing well there. When I say wet, I don't mean underwater, just a low lying area. Our biggest problem has been the deer seem to like to eat the small branches of the tree so we have put a fence around to discourage them. We trimmed it to help shape it and it is on the list for fertilizer treatment to encourage growth through the year. I hope this helps your decision on whether to buy this kind of willow tree.
Does this tree attract deer?
Anna C on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Deer might try to rub their antlers on any convenient young, pliable trees, but willows aren't specifically known for "attracting" deer. If deer are problematic in your area, I suggest putting up fencing around any young trees planted there.
Can I plant this tree close to my deck for shade?
Liberache H on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The tree gets really big and would need plenty of space to spread out, also the weeping willow drops a lot of branches all the time so your deck would have a lot of litter from the tree
Would I have a problem if I planted this within 10 feet of an underground propane tank?
Crystal on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not suggest it.
I have a few that I purchased from Stark Brothers that I have planted down near my pond in the wetlands here in Oregon.
I was putting in a drain line from the house down to the pond the other day and this is a approximately 15 foot tall 5 inch in diameter weeping willow and I was digging about ten feet away and hit some small Roots all the way out there. General rule of thumb is for every 2 inches it grows in height The Roots grow 1 inch.A willows roots grow around everything.
what is the growth per year?
Stefanie D on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The wisconsin weeping willow grows about 3 feet per year.
how much does it grow each year on average ?
Randal S on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Around 2 feet per year on average, sometimes more!
does this tree have pussy willows in the spring?
varo w on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Weeping Willow trees like this one bloom with small, yellowish flowers/catkins in the spring, but they are far less showy than the fuzzy flowers/catkins of the Pussy Willow (Salix caprea).

Customer Reviews

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Grows fast and looks different
It looks more managed and permanent green in color than other weeping willows which look disorganized??
Fast grower no doubt
Came as a two feet stick last year this time. It is a medium size tree right now
May 11, 2016
1 year ago
One tough little tree
Living in the foothills of Central California the weather can be extreme. We have hot and dry summers, freezes in the winter, winds, hail, heavy rains. We planned our willow just this last summer and it has gone thru it all and not only has it survived, it is growing strong and fast! We make sure it gets plenty of water during the hot dry months and we stake it for the winds. I can't wait for it to be full grown!
May 13, 2016
1 year ago
Wisconsin Weeping Willow
The wisconsin weeping willow appears to be growing well. It is really small yet but is making progress. It likes the location next to swamp lands.
May 12, 2016
1 year ago
Wisconsin Weeping Willow
I love my weeping willow! She has, on 2 years grown to about 10-12 feet tall.
I highly recommend this tree! The dirt less roots make it very easy to plant and I do believe it promotes fast growth.
The only thing I've had to do is tie a cord around the trunk to help influence straight growth, but that is probably because where I planted her. There is a dominant east wind that has caused her to lean more than we want
August 18, 2016
1 year ago
2 out of 3 ain't bad!
I ordered 3 Willows and all three arrived just as they should and when they should. I planted all three and two are doing great. The third I think finds it's location a little dryer than it likes and has struggled. Not Stark Bros. fault though, totally on me. I'll be making another tree order for fall soon. I'm very pleased with the purchases and the products so far. Quality trees. I highly recommend.
August 19, 2016
1 year ago
Lovely trees
Weeping willows have doubled their size within a year. Graceful trees
June 7, 2016
1 year ago
This tree does great out here in the high desert of California
Love these trees grow up always wanting to have one in my yard. Tree does really well out in my area of the High Desert California just needs to be watered frequently like grass does. I would definitely buy more if I had more land to plant them in. :)
April 23, 2016
1 year ago
Is it me?
It did not survive, looks like a stick, no foliage this spring. Disappointing.
June 9, 2016
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your tree. Please contact Customer Support at 800-325-4180 for replacement information.
June 9, 2016
Brenda HStaff
Weeping willow. Bad cutting
I planted this plant with negative results. It never took.
May 6, 2016
over 2 years ago
planted in wet area, and seems to be holding it's own.
May 16, 2016
1 year ago
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