Salix babylonica aurea – Golden Weeping Willow
DESCRIPTION: A large graceful tree suitable for planting in wet site near dams or alongside rivers and creeks.
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Weeping with a broad crown. Branches droop to the ground
FOLIAGE: Mid green fine pinnate foliage becomes yellow in autumn
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Catkins appear with new foliage in spring.
BARK: Young branches are golden yellow maturing to a brown scaly bark
GROWTH RATE: Fast
LANDSCAPE USES: Shade, wet areas
TOLERANCES: Best results in a full sun position in wet soil. Tolerates wind, waterlogging and frost.
TREE CARE: Pruning not generally required. Remove wayward branches and dead wood if necessary. Can be susceptible to aphids and borers