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Salix babylonica

Common Name(s):
Weeping willow
Cultivar(s):
Tristis
Category:
Trees
Comment:

invasive roots; avoid planting near sewers and water lines; reddish brown stems in winter; often mislabelled in nursery trade; one of the first trees to leaf out in spring and last to drop leaves in fall; susceptible to canker; brittle wood. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
30-50 ft.
Flower:
Not showy
Zones:
6-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; prefers moist soil
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Pendulous weeping branches; short trunk; broad rounded crown
Width:
20-40 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
3 to 6 in. alternate, narrow, simple leaves
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant, TSC

NCCES plant id: 2189

Salix babylonica Salix babylonica
Ettore Balocchi , CC BY - 2.0
Salix babylonica Salix babylonica
John Tann, CC BY - 2.0
Ettore Balocchi Ettore Balocchi
Kent McFarland, CC BY-NC-2.0