The most widely used weeping willow is a hybrid between Salix Alba and Salix Babylonica grows to just over 10 metres high and has characteristic long drooping branches. It likes full sun and a moist but well drained fertile soil so is suitable for waterside sites.
Fruit: Male and female flowers are in catkins which appears before the leaves on separate trees in March or April.
Timber: Timber is moderate density and can be used for packing cases, tools and furniture.
Soil Types / Habitat: Will grow in many soils especially wet and ill-drained areas in sunny positions.