"Weeping willow (Salix babylonica) is a willow tree that originates in China. Now, it grows widely around the globe due to being traded on the Silk Road. This tree is planted ornamentally in parks and gardens.
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Popular in both the home garden and in urban settings, the weeping willow is an elegant, fast-grower with a number of different uses.
Weeping willow have an important relationship with many different wild birds. They provide them shelter and food, while the catkins they produce are an important nesting material. Some bird species eat the buds, while others make nests inside the tree cavities. Some types of birds also visit weeping willow to feed on insects, especially caterpillars. The most common species associated with these trees are kinglets, woodpeckers, warblers, tits, and many types of songbirds.
Adieu, adieu, kind friends, adieu, adieu, adieu!
I can no longer stay with you, stay with you,
I'll hang my harp on a weeping willow tree,
And may the world go well with thee.
Salix plants are called willow. In order to distinguish each species, they are given different names according to their characteristics. This plant has a history of thousands of years and its biggest feature is its drooping branches. Hence, it is called a weeping willow. Also for its unique branches, it has been introduced into various countries.
Love, Divination, Protection
Weeping willow is most commonly used as an ornamental in parks and gardens because of its beautiful, drooping foliage. In open areas, it is deployed as a windbreak tree. It can also be used to help mitigate erosion by wind and rain. Perennial ground covers like Creeping myrtle or Carpet bugle can be planted around the base of a weeping willow.
12 m to 18 m
9 m to 15 m
Male inflorescence 1.5 cm to 3 cm
Woodland Garden Canopy
Drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry completely between watering.
Fertilization once every half month during the growing season.
Trim the dead, diseased, overgrown branches in winter.
Early spring, Mid spring
Sowing, Cutting, Grafting"