Salix babylonica


Salix babylonica

Weeping willow

Highlight Month:


Northern China

Growth Habit:

Weeping willow trees grow rapidly to as high as 50 feet. The pendant branches form a fountain fo greenery with leaves touching or nearly touching the ground enclosing a canopy nearly as wide as it is high.

Growing Requirements:

Full sun and regular moisture; it favors wet sites at the edge of natural waterways.


This tree has been widely cultivated for thousands of years for its graceful shape. It can be a focal point in the appropriately large and moist site. The bright green leaves emerge in early spring.

Where at Lotusland:

In the Japanese garden at the edge of the pond.

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