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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
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.