Golden Weeping Willow (Salix x sepulcralis var. chrysocoma)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Golden Weeping Willow
Give a thumbs up Wisconsin Weeping Willow

Also sold as:
Salix alba 'Tristis'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 40 to 70 feet
Plant Spread: 30 to 50 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

full-grown tree

Photo gallery:
Location: Batavia, IllinoisDate: summer in 1980'sfull-grown tree
By ILPARW
Give a thumbs up
Location: Thorndale, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-10-13tree in fall color
By ILPARW
Give a thumbs up
Location: TwispDate: 2014-10-182 level pruning - one side horses, one side deer.
By lauribob
Give a thumbs up
Location: Thorndale, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-07-14summer foliage
By ILPARW
Give a thumbs up
Location: Batavia, IllinoisDate: summer in 1980'sthe trunk
By ILPARW
Give a thumbs up

Comments:
Posted by ILPARW on Jan 9, 2018 7:00 PM

This is the common Golden Weeping Willow that is a hybrid of the European White Willow with the Chinese Babylon Weeping Willow that occurred in Europe a long time ago. It has yellow twigs and smaller branches. It is fast growing and brittle-wooded, dropping twigs and branches each year. I think that all the trees growing in the US & Canada are male plants, easily propagated by cuttings.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
SpringGreenThumb by Calif_Sue Jul 10, 2017 4:31 PM 120

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Salvia regla 'Royal'"