• Overview
    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
  • Detail
    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.
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.