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
Position: Sunny or partial shade
Flowering period: Late spring
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.