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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;

Seasons of Intrest:

Foliage: Spring, first Stems: Winter

Wildlife Value: Members of the Salix genus support the following specilized bees: Andrena (Parandrena) andrenoidesAndrena (Thysandrena) bisalicisAndrena (Tylandrena) erythrogasterAndrena (Andrena) frigidaAndrena (Micrandrena) illinoiensisAndrena (Andrena) macoupinensisAndrena (Trachandrena) mariaeAndrena (Parandrena) nidaAndrena (Micrandrena) nigraeAndrena (Micrandrena) salictariaAndrena (Parandrena) wellesleyanaThis tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Susceptible to canker.  Suffers from brittle wood.

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:
tsc, deciduous, bees, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, winter interest, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2189

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