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Green Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica 'Annularis'

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Green Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica 'Annularis') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Green Weeping Willow in spring

Green Weeping Willow in spring

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Height:  40 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Babylon Weeping Willow

Description:

A truly distinctive tree with pendulous branches hanging loosely off a rising pyramidal structure, small twisted leaves are a curiousity; tends to drop branchlets, aggressive root system, so do not plant near homes; use as a solitary for maximum effect

Ornamental Features

Green Weeping Willow has green foliage throughout the season. The twisted narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Green Weeping Willow is an open deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy
  • Invasive

Green Weeping Willow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Green Weeping Willow will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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