Weeping Dappled Willow
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3b
A very delicate looking plant with pendulous branches with small reddish pussies in early spring; great as a spreading ground cover or as a small weeping tree when grafted on top of a hardy stem
Weeping Dappled Willow features unusual red catkins with deep purple overtones along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The olive green stems can be quite attractive.
Weeping Dappled Willow is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Weeping Dappled Willow is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Weeping Dappled Willow will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.