Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide, larger with age.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early spring
Botanical Pronunciation:SAY-liks KAP-ree-a
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Weeping
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide, larger with age.
Special features:Year-round Interest
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Early spring
Flower color:Yellow
Garden styleAsian/Zen
Design IdeasAn exceptional form to create focal points and emphasize other positions in the garden. Grow adjacent to water gardens and stream beds to suggest the weeping willow on a much smaller scale. Grow in a children's garden to create private space beneath. Exceptionally romantic cottage garden accent as center point for more colorful planting.
Companion PlantsCreate a truly charming and hardy cottage look with Flying Saucers Tickseed, (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Walocrep'), Pink Parfait Double Peony, (Paeonia x 'Pink Parfait'), Goldflame Honeysuckle, (Lonicera heckrottii 'Goldflame') and Ruffled Velvet Siberian Iris, (Iris siberica 'Ruffled Velvet').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
The willow genus, Salix, contains hundreds of species found the world over. This species is known as goat willow and named from the Latin for these animals. It is native to Europe and this weeping form is considered superior to the standard upright growing species. It first appeared in the middle 19th century and classified by British horticulturist, Thomas Lang.
Lore:
This species is not only attractive in form but it offers florist quality pussy willow cuttings in spring.