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Salix babylonica
Salix babylonica

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Zones 3-24, 30-34, H2
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Salix babylonica

Weeping Willow
Salicaceae
Deciduous, Trees

SALIX

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.

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