• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide; larger with age.
    Key Feature:
    Exquisite Weeping Form
    Blooms:
    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 growing to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide; larger with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    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 PlantsForsythia (Forsythia); Bee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone); Winterberry (Ilex verticillata); Iris (Iris)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist soils; adapts well to constantly wet sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain wet or moist soil. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
  • 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 was first discovered on the banks of the Ayr in the 19th Century, classified and propagated by British horticulturist, Thomas Lang of Kilmarnock.
    Lore:
    This species is not only attractive in form but it offers florist quality pussy willow cuttings in spring.

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