Weeping Willow Tree

Weeping Willow Tree

Weeping Willow Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Salix babylonica
Hardiness Zones:   6 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; prefers moist soil
Texture:   Fine
Form:   Pendulous weeping branches; short trunk; broad rounded crown
Height:   30 to 50
Weight:   20 to 40'
Leaf:   3 to 6" alternate, narrow, simple leaves
Flower/Fruit:   Not showy
Comments:    Invasive roots; avoid planting near sewers and water lines; reddish brown stems in winter; often mislabelled in nursery trade; one of the first trees to leaf out in spring and last to drop leaves in fall; susceptible to canker; brittle wood
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Tristis