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Scientific Name: Salix x sepulcralis var. chrysocoma
Pronunciation: SAY-licks ex sep-yull-KRAY-liss variety krye-zoe-KOE-muh
Common Name: weeping willow
Family Name: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Tree pendent to the ground; stems golden yellow; leaves <13 cm.long, glossy green/glaucous underneath, alternate, serrulate, lanceolate. Winter ID: weeping golden yellow branches; buds smooth.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Arching
Form: Oval - horizontal, Weeping
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:5 - 7m
Spread:10 - 15m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Bog
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Wetland - bogs
Additional Info: Google Compare to S. babylonica which may look similar but will have properly formed male or female catkins.
weeping willow
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Green-yellow, Light green in the Spring and Summer; light yellow in the Fall
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow, Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Showy, Green-yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: White
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Showy
Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured
Bark or Stem Colour:
Leaf Bud Type: Narrowly conical
Leaf Scar Shape:Half-round
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae, Fibrous-like roots, Stipule, leafy

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings, Greenwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings, Hardwood cuttings, Grafting
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Dieback, Fungal leaf spot, Galls, Nematodes, Stem borer insects,
(ENA) Eastern North American planting : 26, 27, 50
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