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Babylonian Weeping Willow

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Description

Unique addition to any open space. This tree has distinctive hanging branches that produce beautiful dark green leaves on bottom and light green leaves on top. Grows best in moist soil. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant.

Characteristics

Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Average Moistness - Moist
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.5
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 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 30 - 50' tall x 30 - 50' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 30 - 50' 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

Learn all about how to grow shade trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
To go around areas of the yard where water collects. Beautiful trees.
Lanalee L on May 23, 2019
picture in catalog looked beautiful
phillip s on Mar 6, 2019
To go around areas of the yard where water collects. Beautiful trees.
Lanalee L on May 23, 2019
I have the perfect spot beside a lagoon in my backyard for a beautiful tree like this. I have always loved these graceful trees.
Edith G R on Apr 20, 2019
picture in catalog looked beautiful
phillip s on Mar 6, 2019
Shape and Beauty
Don W on Jan 23, 2019
I have the perfect spot beside a lagoon in my backyard for a beautiful tree like this. I have always loved these graceful trees.
Edith G R on Apr 20, 2019
Shape and Beauty
Don W on Jan 23, 2019
What is the growth rate of this species?
John W on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can grow up to 8' per year, especially if it's planted near a water source (pond, stream, etc.). Willows like "wet feet."
If planted in a raised bed, will the roots destroy the blockwork?
Rick Y on Mar 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is one of those trees that is really not suitable for a raised bed. Its root system is large and sprawling. It really needs to be planted in a low area or near a pond, river or stream.
does this tree loose alot of limbs durning wind like soft maples?
Linda M on Feb 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is not a hardwood tree, but by nature, the branches sway in the wind and are meant to withstand a certain amount of windspeed.
I have a lot of clay in my soil, but it???s all very moist. Will it survive the clay?
LisaH on Apr 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This tree will love the "wet feet". It would help to do two things: Dig a very large planting hole (at least 3' wide and deep) and amend it with coco-fiber planting medium. Then plant the tree about 4 inches ABOVE the soil line and mound the soil up to the top of the roots, so that it looks like the tree is planted on a small hill. The coco will help aerate the clay until the roots are old enough/strong enough to penetrate it on their own, and mounding the tree will keep it from "suffocating" in the heavy soil when it's young. Gorgeous tree, you're lucky to have the space for it.
How tall are they?
Patrick A on Mar 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mature sizes are listed on the individual variety pages, in the Size & Spacing section. This tree reaches a height and width of 30-50'.
does this tree attracts insects?
raquel on May 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I've had mine for a year and haven't noticed any more insects than anywhere else in my yard.
How big will the tree be when it arrives?
Rebby on May 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will arrive bare-root, at 3 - 4' tall.
are there dangers of roots getting into water supply like wells?
Linda M on Feb 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Willows have extensive root systems and should not be planted within 50' of a leach field or well.

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Hardy and resilient
The willow was cut extremely short short after planting by a deer or other foraging animal and I thought it done for. It not only came back but more than doubled in size from the original planting in the same growing season. It's looking fantastic this spring and I imagine it will be significantly larger by the end of the season again.
May 5, 2019
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