Golden Weeping Willow Trees

Salix x sepulcralis Chrysocoma

(1 customer review)


The Golden Weeping Willow Tree is a lovely tree with gracefully sweeping branches trailing leaves of glorious gold. Slender fronds of delicate green-gold appear early in spring and remain on the tree until late in the year. Often planted next to water, its cascades of leaves gives a beautiful reflection.


Botanical name

Salix x sepulcralis Chrysocoma

Approx height when sent

0.75 – 1 metre 5L pot, 2 – 2.25 metres 10L pot

Ultimate height and spread

15 metres x 10 metres

When to plant



Full Sun, Semi-shade

Soil Type



Possibly the most beautiful hardy weeping tree in the British Isles. The golden weeping willow is a hybrid with the white willow, introduced around 1800 as a hardier species more suitable to Britain than the Salix babylonica. A medium-sized fast growing wide spreading tree with arching branches terminating in slender golden-yellow branchlets of lanceolate leaves appear in spring and remain on the tree until late in the year Catkins appear in April, usually both male and female flower in the same catkin. They prefer sun and will grow well in all but dry soil. The shoots can be cut back fairly hard in early spring once every two or three years. Height in maturity. 15m x 10m / 50ft x 30ft
Planted next to water, the weeping willow posess wondrous beauty with its waving cascades of leaves and reflections.

Common Name: Golden Weeping Willow
Latin Name: Salix x sepulcralis Chrysocoma
Soil: Fertile soil
Habit: Weeping
Position: Sunny or partial shade
Flowering period: Late spring
Colour: Yellow
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height/Spread: 15m x 10m / 50ft x 30ft
Special features: Silvery leaves and weeping branches

Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales A Tree of Enchantment,
Gender – Feminine, Planet the Moon, Element is Water.
Goddess Artemis with power of Love, Divination, Protection and Healing.

1 review for Golden Weeping Willow Trees

  1. Jennifer Gladman

    Approx 10 days ago I ordered Salix x sepulcralis Chrysocoma £65. I do appreciate how busy you are at this difficult time, but would appreciate an indication of when I can expect delivery.

    • pete

      We are dispatching this on Monday for delivery to yourself on Tuesday. Sorry there was a delay in getting the tree to you, but we were just waiting for them to finish rooting in their pots.

      Kind regards

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