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Willow, Weeping (Salix babylonica) potted tree, organic

(1 customer review)

$15.00

Family: Willow (Salicaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 10

Fast-growing perennial tree to 50 feet, native to China.  Grown from clones of our favorite giant weeping willow and these are extraordinarily well-rooted. They make the classic fountaining form.  Weeping willow prefers full sun and ever-moist soil (or daily watering) and will eventually tap into subterranean water if there is any, and in this way attain great size and produce volumes of life-giving shade for human and beast alike. Traditional usage (TWM):  Headache and general anti-inflammatory.  Source of salicin.  We use weeping willow shoot tea extensively in our propagation work, as it is loaded with plant hormones and works as an organic and farm-derived rooting medium.  To make the tea, simply cut the branch ends from spring growth of weeping willow and put out in the sun in a bucket of water, allowing the shoots to develop roots and fill the water with growth hormones.  Then use the tea to soak seeds before planting (especially recalcitrant ones) or water in cuttings so that they root more completely and faster.  It really works!  Its free.  And its a very good reason to have willow trees around.  Space trees 60 feet apart.

Potted tree, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Rachel Y.

    Beautiful, hardy, vigorous, and very low maintenance

    Rachel Y.

    We planted ours about 9 years ago now. Each year, it grows more and more beautiful. It has been through some pretty extreme weather here on the east coast, but it has remained very strong throughout it all. We love this tree so much, that we actually named it! It’s practically a member of our family. Thank you for sharing such a blessing with us!

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  2. Beautiful, hardy, vigorous, and very low maintenance

    Rachel Y.

    Weeping Willow Tree – approximately 9 years old

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