Salix babylonica - Plant
Common name: babylon weeping willow
Color: Silver green
Bloom time: April to May
Height: 30.00 to 50.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
A yearly application of 10-10-10 slow-release fertilizer will ensure that the tree has access to adequate nutrients. Apply the fertilizer in the spring when the tree begins active growth at a rate of 1 tablespoon per square foot of soil.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium to wet
Temprature: 32 degrees
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Regular supplemental watering is important for weeping willow trees during their first year of growth to ensure establishment of deep roots.
- Never allow the soil to dry deeper than the top 2 to 3 inches.
- Weeping willows older than one year require supplemental watering only during periods of little to no rainfall to prevent the soil from becoming dry.
Weeping form of this tree is quite beautiful when the tree is planted in appropriate settings. Weeping willow may be grown most effectively in moist soils along streams, ponds or other water bodies.
- A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of abscesses, carbuncle.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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