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Deciduous Trees (Flowering) – Weeping Willow

  • Weeping Willow 

Botanical name: salix babylonica var. Matsudana 

Beginner friendly?: no

Average size at maturity: can reach heights of over 60 ft tall 

Bloom time: spring

Hardy zone:  zones 4-9

Flower color: white

Foliage color: green

Growth rate: 3-4 ft per year 

Pruning instructions:  prune in late winter/early spring 

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: great shade tree

Light needs: at least 6 hours of sun a day

Special features:  promotes native wildlife 

Watering instructions: keep water consistently moist 

Fertilizing instructions : use 20-20-20 in the spring 

Best time to plant: spring or fall

Best type of soil: loam and sand

Companion plants: vinca, ajuga, hostas

Toxicity level: mildly toxic for humans and pets if ingested 

Invasive species: yes

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