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Salix babylonica /Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica  / Salix babylonica
Grove of weeping willows
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Grove of weeping willows

A pair of willows as residential lawn trees

Accent specimen lawn tree in summer growth

Willows can have attractive autumn colored foliage

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Scientific Name: Salix babylonica
Common Name: Weeping Willow
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The primary feature of this deciduous tree is the classic pendulous form of the tree with branches that nearly touch the ground. It has shallow, competitive root system and the wood is quite brittle. This is a relatively short lived tree in the Lower South where root rot can be a problem. Yellow green fuzzy catkins (male flowers) are produced in the spring. Autumn color can be quite impressive.