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Golden Weeping Willow

Salix alba 'Tristis'

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.003 W94 52.958

Trail Number:
G10

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Description

Family:
Salicaceae

Foliage:
Leaves alternate and simple, 3-6 inches long

Native Locale:
Central and southern Europe to western Siberia and central Asia

Mature Height:
75 to 100 feet

Mature Width:
50 to 100 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 2 to 8(9)

Soil Preference:
Prefers moist soils; pH adaptable

Growth Habit:
Large, low branching tree with long branches and flexible stems forming a broad, open, round-topped crown

Rate of Growth:
Extremely fast, 3 to 4' a year over a 20 year period

Disease and Insect:
Bacterial twig blight, crown gall, leaf blight, black canker, cytospora canker, other cankers, antracnose, gray scab, leaf spots, powdery mildew, rust, tar spot, aphids, willow leaf beetle, pine cone gall, basket willow gall, willow lace bug, willow flea weevil, motted willow borer, willow shoot sawfly, willow scurfy scale, nematodes

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Slender, pendulous branches that may hang to the ground.
  • Good for moist, wet places where little else will grow.

Photos

Leaf - Golden Weeping WillowSpring - Golden Weeping Willow Summer - Golden Weeping WillowSummer '08 - Golden Weeping Willow