The majestic weeping willow tree is perfect planted by a pond, you will love the reflection in the water. This tree is a favorite to sit under and relax.
Willow trees like it best in cooler areas. They need lots of room. Indians used the tree for headaches since they contain salicylic acid, which is the main ingredient in aspirin.
Willows are best planted in a large yard with a body of water. They prefer very wet conditions, but they’ll grow in drier spots as long as you provide good irrigation. The root system is huge, so don’t place them to close to your septic or water lines.
Weeping Willow Tree Specs
They are fast growing to about 40 feet with a very wide canopy. They prefer full to part sun. These tree actually prefer cooler areas. Their life is not extremely long only living about 30 years.
Weeping Willow Tree Care
You will definitely want to use top soil and compost when you plant them especially if they are not right next to a body of water. They require no trimming, but you may want to slightly trim to allow foot traffic. Water on a regular basis. Fertilize 3 times a year with granular fertilizer.
Weeping Willow Tree Spacing
You will want to plant them about 20 feet from the house. Again, remember to plant them away from utility lines and septic systems.Give the tree at least 12 feet from sidewalks and drive to prevent future problems from roots and low hanging branches.
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