This hardy deciduous tree thrives in USDA Zones 4-10 and is well adapted for planting in wet areas. Easily identified by their graceful weeping branches and oversized mounding crown. Reaching heights of 40 to 50 feet and will spread 25-50 feet wide. Due to its size this tree is best reserved to wide open areas such as parks, and campuses and large estates. Care should be given to keep this tree planted considerable distance from underground utilities as its roots are rather invasive.
The Weeping Willow, native to China, is a tree that is rather short lived as a result of its rapid growth rate and its susceptibility to canker diseases. In colder climates where ice and snow are common the willow often suffers broken branches under the weight of winter stress. Late spring freezes will also cause dieback of its rather tender new growth.