Salix x sepulcralis chrysocoma

Golden Weeping Willow, Niobe Weeping Willow, Salix alba 'Tristis'

Poets and songwriters have immortalized Weeping Willows for the mood created by their long hanging branches and light feathery leaves. The softwood branches of Willow shrubs can be bent into furniture or baskets. Collect their pussy willows and colorful twigs for dried flower arrangements. Also valued for their fast growth, Willows are planted on the banks of streams and rivers to prevent erosion or to shade other slow-growing trees. Their invasive roots compete with nearby plants for moisture and nutrients, so gardening underneath is difficult. Plant away from sewer lines and systems. Brittle, breakable limbs and continual leaf litter can also be a problem. They tolerate most soils, but need plenty of water. Prefer winter chill. Easily started from cuttings or seed. Stake and train young Weeping Willows so that they grow tall enough for you to walk under their canopies. Prune out dead or damaged branches in summer or fall. Prone to many diseases and insects.
Salix x sepulcralis chrysocoma, Golden Weeping Willow, Niobe Weeping Willow, Salix alba 'Tristis'
Among the hardiest and most beautiful weeping willows, the most frequently planted weeping tree, this one has bright golden yellow twigs on steeply pendulous branches which make a striking display in winter. The long skinny leaves turn yellow in fall. Whitish pussy willow flowers in spring can be quite showy.

Attributes - Salix x sepulcralis chrysocoma

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 50 ft. to 70 ft.

Width: 70 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Black Spot, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Scales.

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