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Golden Weeping Willow

Salix x sepulcralis ‘Chrysocoma’

A truly spectacular ornamental tree commonly seen and admired along our British riverbanks. Weeping branches covered in long narrow yellow leaves stretch out and cascade like a waterfall all the way down to ground level.

Soil types
All soil types, preferring moist and nutritious, acidic to alkaline.
Location
Full sun to light shade tolerates heat and wind.
Height
15-20 metres in both height and spread.
Flowers
Yellow, 5cm long catkins appear in April, the same time as leaf shooting.
Foliage
Deciduous, narrow long lanceolate shaped yellow-green leaves 8-12cm long.
Fruits
No fruits.
Roots
Shallow, dense and far spreading root system, tolerant of long periods of ground flooding.
Bark
Brown to grey with deep grooving bark.
Crown shape
Broad and weeping.