Golden Weeping Willow

The golden weeping willow, a variety of Salix babylonica, is known for its elegant appearance, featuring gracefully drooping branches covered in vibrant golden-yellow leaves. These trees are prized for their ornamental beauty and are often planted near water bodies or in landscaping to add a touch of elegance.

The Appearance

A large deciduous tree with a graceful, weeping form and long, slender branches that are golden-yellow. It has narrow, lance-shaped leaves that turn yellow in autumn.


The Produce

In early spring, before the leaves appear, the tree produces slender, cylindrical catkins. These catkins are typically yellow or greenish-yellow and add to the tree's ornamental value.


The Flowers

Produces small, inconspicuous flowers in spring.


The Leaves

The distinct golden-yellow colouration adds a vibrant touch to the landscape.


The Bark

The bark is gray-brown and becomes deeply fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers moist, well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found near water bodies, in gardens, and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental weeping form and shade. Often planted near water bodies in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Golden Weeping Willow is known for its striking weeping branches and its ability to thrive near water.

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