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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone- Zones 3-9
Bloom Season - Spring
Bloom Color - yellow
Height at Maturity - 35'
Soil Type Preferred- a wide range of soils, including clay, sandy, acidic, alkaline, and moist soil
Sun or Shade - Full sun to partial shade
Weeping willow trees are a hybrid breed, grown from a mix of European and Chinese willow trees.
They have long, flowing branches that drape to the ground. With a full canopy in the spring and summer, these trees have a rounded shape. In April and May, these trees produce yellow, tube-like flowers on many short catkins. Female trees will produce small brown fruit, less than half an inch in diameter. Their leaves, which will sprout in the early spring, are light yellowish green on top and gray beneath. The leaves are narrow and have a fine tooth.
At maturity, these trees are about equal in height and spread. They will be about 35' high as well as 35' across.
Weeping willow trees can tolerate many different types of soil. However, they grow best next to streams, creeks, and rivers. This is because weeping willow trees thrive in moist soil. Do not plant these trees too close to homes, streets, or sidewalks. Willows have a twisting and invasive root structure that can grow between the cracks of drainage or sewer pipes.
These trees are easily propagated thanks to their fast-growing nature as well as their aggressive root system. A stem cutting that is at least 2' long will take well to the soil in the early spring. Note that young weeping willow trees are a prime target for small pests like rabbits and large pests like deer. Putting a collar around young weeping willows will help protect them from being eaten as they mature.