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Salix ~ Willow

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Niobe Weeping Willow tree

Niobe Weeping Willow

Salix alba tristis ~ Zones 2-8

Height 40-50' Spread 20-30'

A weeping Golden willow. However the limbs are more flexible.

Niobe Weeping Willow tree
Niobe Weeping Willow tree in spring
Niobe Weeping Willow tree in winter
Niobe Weeping Willow flower
Niobe Weeping Willow leaves
Niobe Weeping Willow fall leaves
Niobe Weeping Willow bark
 
Golden Non-Brittle Willow tree in spring

Golden Non-Brittle Willow

Salix alba vitellina ~ Zone 2

Height 50' Spread 35'

A selection from Cheyenne Nursery in South Dakota. Limbs are more wind resistant, so less mess. Great shape with redder winter limbs than the Golden willow. Another great shade tree.

Golden Non-Brittle Willow tree in winter
Golden Non-Brittle Willow new growth
Golden Non-Brittle Willow flower
 
Weeping Pussy Willow tree

Weeping Pussy Willow

Salix caprea 'pendula' ~ Zone 3

Height 10' Spread 8'

Fuzzy gray catkins in spring. Small, medium green leaves. Yellow fall color.

Weeping Pussy Willow flower bud
Weeping Pussy Willow flower
Weeping Pussy Willow catkin
Weeping Pussy Willow leaves
Weeping Pussy Willow fall leaves
 
Golden Curl Willow tree in winter

Golden Curl Willow

Salix matsudana ~ Zone 4

Height 30-35' Spread 15-20'

A contorted Niobe look-alike. Golden winter limbs, great shade and conversation piece.

Golden Curl Willow tree in spring
Golden Curl Willow flower
Golden Curl Willow limb
Golden Curl Willow leaves
 
Flame Willow fall color

Flame Willow

Salix x 'Flame' ~ Zones 3-7

Height 15-20' Spread 15-20'

Grown in bush form. Bark is bright orange-red to make an interesting color for winter landscape. Dense oval form with golden fall color. More wind tolerant than other varieties making it a good choice for wind breaks.

Flame Willow bush
Flame Willow new growth
Flame Willow leaves
Flame Willow fall leaves
Flame Willow bark
 
Dappled Willow leaves

Dappled Willow

Salix x integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' ~ Zones 3-7

Height 6-8' Spread 3-4'

The new growth is a glossy bright pink which becomes bariegated on the slender leaves. Dappled with colors of pink, white and green, the leaves can burn in full sun. Makes for a unique accent plant.

Dappled Willow bush
Dappled Willow new growth

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