Answer: Willows do like water, and weeping birch likes moist soil but NOT standing water. Your description of the site leads me to believe either would thrive in this situation. Weeping birch is very susceptible to leaf miner and bronze birch borer, both of which are difficult to control. Check with a local landscaper, nursery, or aborist to find out if these pests are prevalent in your are. Weeping willows have few pest problems, but drop a lot of branches that need frequent raking. I hope this information helps you make a decision. Best of luck!
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