Scientific Name: Salix Babylonica
Type of Plant: Decidious Tree
Description: Medium to large-sized deciduous (loses its leaves for the winter) shade tree.
It is fast growing and is distinguished from other trees by its graceful, refined and elegant appearance. It is commonly recognized by its open crown of ground sweeping branches. The leaves of the Weeping Willow are elongated and light green to grayish-green in color.
Climate Requirements: The Weeping Willow thrives in a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. It grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, moist rich, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range of clay soils. It does well in full sun to partial shade. Recommend fertilizing 2x a year.
Care Requirements: Very low maintenance.
Special Needs: None
Special Uses/Attributes: This elegant and graceful tree is commonly used and planted along ponds, lakes, water’s edge, parks and in large landscapes. If you’re looking for the tree with a “story book” appearance, then the Weeping Willow is just what you’re looking for.