Fast-growing, weak-wooded, short-lived plants. Weeping willows are best used as single trees near a stream or lake, though they can, with training, become satisfactory shade trees for patio or terrace. They leaf out very early in spring and hold their foliage late. Shrubby willows are grown mainly for catkins (this group goes by the name “pussy willow”) or colorful twigs, as screen plants, or for erosion control on stream or river banks.Salix babylonica
From China. Grows 30 to 50 ft. tall and wide (or wider). Longer (3- to 6-in.) leaves, more pronounced weeping habit than Salix alba tristis. Greenish or brown branchlets.
From China. Grows 30 to 50 ft. tall and wide (or wider). Longer (3- to 6-in.) leaves, more pronounced ...
This vining shrub grows to 12–15 ft. tall, with 2 1/2-in., oval, blue-green leaves. Free bloomin...
Evergreen to semievergreen shrub from Bulgaria and Turkey. Grows to 1 ft. high and spreads by vigorous...