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Weeping Willow Salix x pendulina f. salamonii

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Weeping Willow:

Previously known as:

  • Salix chrysocoma
  • Salix × sepulcralis
Description

A small golden weeping tree in the willow family.  A hybrid cross between Salix alba 'Vitellana' which gives it is yellow stems and frost hardiness and Salix babylonica 'Babylon' which give it a weeping habit.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Aphids, caterpillars, nematodes and stem-borers are common insect problems.  It sufferes from a wide range of diseasses inlcuding willow anthracnose, powdery mildew, scab and cankers.  This tree is short-lived and has weak branches that are known to break.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weeping#small tree#wildlife plant#cover plant#playground#fast growing#glossy leaves#children's garden#edible seeds#pollinator plant#edible leaves#short lifespan#cozy
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Salix
    Family:
    Salicaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Stems are used for making baskets.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Wildlife Cover/Habitat
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 40 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Mid spring both male and female parts appear in the same catkins.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy green lanceolate leaves with glaucous underside
  • Bark:
    Bark Description:
    Edible bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Edible Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat
    Problems:
    Frequent Disease Problems
    Frequent Insect Problems
    Short-lived
    Weak Wood