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.
This vining shrub grows 12 to 15 ft. tall, with 2 1/2-in., oval, blue-green leaves. Free blooming spri...
From China. Grows 30 to 50 ft. tall and wide (or wider). Longer (3- to 6-in.) leaves, more pronounced ...
Grows 4 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide in mildest climates; in cold areas, it acts more like a root-hardy per...