Salix babylonica - Weeping Willow tree 12/14cm girth
Salix babylonica is a large tree with bright- green, lance shaped leaves born on long weeping branches reaching down to the ground. It has a wide spreading crown of long slender green branches which become much darker in colour like the trunk with age. The Weeping Willow will produce catkins in early spring and the leaves emerge early and fall quite late in autumn.
A great tree if given the space to grow but can also be pruned and pollarded if it out grows the space to produce a mass of young whippy growth.
Salix babylonica will grow in most moist to wet soils, but not waterlogged, attaining a mature height of 12-15m
This is a great tree for larger gardens, parks and woodlands with great seasonal interest.
If the tree size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.
- 12/14cm girth
Availability: In Stock
Salix babylonica - Weeping Willow tree
- Size: 12/14cms girth standard.
Girth in CM equates roughly to height in feet. For example: 10/12cm girth = 10/12ft tall.
- Botanical name/s: Salix babylonica
- Common name/s: Weeping Willow
- Flower / Foliage: Small catkins in early spring are followed by bright green leaves with a silvery underside. These are held on long pendulous branches.
- Plant type: Deciduous
- Flowering period: Summer
- Mature height: 12-15m
- Mature spread: Up to 10m
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Recommended usage: Ideal in any larger size garden, park or woodland as a specimen, can be cut back hard (pollarded) for smaller spaces.
- Nursery grown: Yes
After Care / Plant Maintenance
- The Weeping Willow will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
- Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
- Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
- Remove any weeds from around the base of the Salix tree (including grass).
- Position/Aspect: North, south, east or west facing
- Soil: All moist well drained soils
- Hardiness: Salix babylonica is hardy in the UK
- Plant maintenance: Low maintenance
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