Choosing a Weeping Tree

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated December 14, 2016)

Who hasn't been enchanted by the appearance of a graceful weeping willow nestled next to a lake, pond, or even a stream? With the proper consideration, a weeping tree can add grace, elegance, or even an air of mystery to almost any landscape. The key to this lies in choosing a weeping tree that will fulfill your needs. However, to do this the right way, you need to make sure that you follow some guidelines. As you go through these guidelines, keep in mind that you are the one that will have to live with your final decision. This means that you should take care in your choice.

  • Know your region. As you go about choosing a weeping tree, do not simply choose one for its looks. The area that you live in is going to play a huge roll in whether or not your weeping tree is a successful addition, or a blight on your landscape. Make sure that you choose from weeping trees that will survive or thrive in the area that you live in.
  • Size can be important. Many weeping trees can grow to a very large size. In fact, a weeping willow can grow to be easily 45 feet tall or so in about 10 to 20 years. As you are looking at the variety of weeping trees, keep in mind your yard constraints, and proportions. You don't exactly want to have a tree that will dwarf your home in a few years.
  • Choose a shape. Weeping trees share the same general shape the same way that people do. There are all kinds of different shapes that you can choose from for your tree, and you should make sure that you choose one that will enhance the look of your home. Since weeping trees are fairly dramatic in appearance, they have a tendency to become the central focus of whatever landscape they are place in. Remember this as you are looking at your options.
  • Know your types. When you hear the phrase "weeping tree" chances are the first thing that pops into your mind is a weeping willow. However, there are more kinds of weeping tree that you can possibly choose from. Take time to research the varieties available when choosing a weeping tree. For example there are the Weeping Alaska Cedar (which is perfect for tight spaces), the weeping mulberry (which can give some great color), the weeping beach, and many more.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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