Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)
- Other common name Babylon Willow
- Fast-growing and a very nice shade tree!
- A hardy deciduous tree
- Wide and tall trees with green curtains of dropping branches that sweep to the ground
- Foliage becomes green as they mature and turn to yellow in autumn
The Weeping Willow is the perfect fast-growing willow tree made famous for the long, elegant branches that seem to “weep” from its crown. From China, they are also known by their botanical name, Salix babylonica and can develop into a large tree, so we like to use them as a focal point or plant them near water fountains, streams or ponds, where they help bring a peaceful, easy feeling to any surrounding. These willow trees are loved for their dramatic appearance, and they can also be used as an excellent shade tree with a spreading canopy capable of blocking sunlight and bringing much-needed cooling relief. This graceful tree is valued by many as a quick way to add curb appeal and character to any property!
Weeping Willow trees are very adaptable and can thrive in most any soil, so they are ideal for Houston. Salix babylonica like to grow in an area with full sun to partial shade exposure, and once established, they will have low to moderate watering needs.
This Salix tree looks incredible when planted in the right setting, such as near bodies of water. Salix babylonica is also the storybook tree popularized in children’s books and is sure to be a family favorite. Visit any of our nurseries throughout Houston and take advantage of our free home and business landscape design consultation for additional guidance on where to plant these weeping willows. We grow these elegant trees in our local climate, and we can assure their quality!
Let us do the work! Relax while our professional planting crew does the job, and come home to a beautiful and thriving landscape!
Full to partial sun