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- Latin Name- Salix Babylonica Hardy Planting Zones - Zones 4-9 Mature Height- 30-50 ft Mature Width-25-30'ft Sun or Shade- Full sun
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Weeping Willow Stakes is a magnificent tree to have in one’s yard.
The Green Weeping Willow tree can reach massive heights of up to 50 feet tall and can grow at rates of 2-4 feet per year. The Green Weeping Willow tree is loved by many homeowners because it can provide vast amounts of shade and also provide a look of premier ambiance. This tree in some older communities have reached massive heights of up to 50-80 ft tall and 30-40 feet in diameter; the weeping willow tree can be as old as 100 or more years old.
The green weeping willow tree looks terrific when planted in a backyard or lining a driveway, even near a lake or pond because of the tranquility that it can provide.
Weeping Willow Stakes needs direct, unfiltered sunlight. It can be expected to grow in hardiness zones 6-8. The Weeping Willow Stakes is an extremely bushy tree that provides lots of shade and can grow at rates of up to 8 feet per year. At maturity, this plant can reach massive heights of over 50 feet tall and has a spread of up to 35 feet in diameter. The preferred soil is flexible; it can have a ph as low as 1 or as high as 14. The soil can also be sandy, clay or a mix of both. The very moist soil is best. It grows well near water but does have drought tolerance. The weeping willow has light green leaves and sweeping branches. It is one of the most successful plants to live stake. The weeping willow is one of the first plants to blossom, showing its tiny fuzzy yellow flowers in February in warmer areas and continues until June in colder areas. In a tropical area, April and May are the main months to expect flowers from this plant. The foliage on this plant lasts until late fall.
The flowers are 1 to 2 inches long and are called catkins and produce lots of nectar that attracts bees and other insects.
The weeping willow provides food for forest animals. It also provides nesting for small birds and other small mammals. The plant is ready for reproduction at 25 to 75 years old. It produces a lot of seeds each spring after the blooming phase. Its seed capsules are light brown and contain several green seeds inside that are released at maturity. Each seed has 12-24 hours to land and germinate. This plant is a great way to control erosion. The roots will help stabilize the sloped soil. Its branches catch root in moist soil pretty fast. New trees have begun from fallen branches of other willows.