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Salix babylonica - weeping willow is often confused with:
Agonis flexuosa Agonis flexuosa 'Burgandy' bark
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Cornus florida Cornus florida berries
Ilex verticillata Ilex verticillata
Viola renifolia Viola renifolia

Salix babylonica - weeping willow Salix babylonica

Common Name(s):

  • Weeping Willow
Description

Large landscape tree with pendulous, weeping branches, a short trunk and a broad rounded crown. It grows best in full sun and prefers moist soil.

Weeping willow has invasive roots; avoid planting near sewers and water lines. It is often mislabeled in the nursery trade.

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

Cultivars:
  • Tristis
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#pollinators#wildlife plant#winter interest#tsc#specialized bees#cpp#deer resistant
Cultivars:
  • Tristis
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#pollinators#wildlife plant#winter interest#tsc#specialized bees#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Salix
    Species:
    babylonica
    Family:
    Salicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the Salix genus support the following specilized bees: Andrena (Parandrena) andrenoides, Andrena (Thysandrena) bisalicis, Andrena (Tylandrena) erythrogaster, Andrena (Andrena) frigida, Andrena (Micrandrena) illinoiensis, Andrena (Andrena) macoupinensis, Andrena (Trachandrena) mariae, Andrena (Parandrena) nida, Andrena (Micrandrena) nigrae, Andrena (Micrandrena) salictaria, Andrena (Parandrena) wellesleyana.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Wind Shimmer
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full Sun (Direct sunlight 8+ hours a day)
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flower:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    one of the first trees to leaf out in spring and last to drop leaves in fall
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    reddish brown stems in winter
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer