Golden Weeping Willow – Salix X Sepulcralis

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The Golden Weeping Willow, scientifically known as Salix x Sepulcralis, is a mesmerizing and graceful ornamental tree that will add an enchanting touch to any landscape. This deciduous tree is celebrated for its elegant, pendulous branches and vibrant golden-yellow foliage, making it a standout feature in any garden or park.

Typical Uses:

This magnificent tree is perfect for creating a captivating focal point in your garden or along the banks of ponds, streams, or lakes. Its trailing branches elegantly sweep down to create a serene, weeping effect, which is particularly enchanting when the wind rustles through its leaves. The Golden Weeping Willow is often used for its aesthetic appeal, but it can also offer some shade when planted strategically.

Establishment and Care Instructions:

  • Location: Plant your Golden Weeping Willow in a sunny to partially shaded location with well-draining soil. It thrives in moist, even waterlogged soil, making it an ideal choice for areas near water features.
  • Planting: Dig a hole that is roughly twice the size of the root ball and plant your tree with care. Make sure the crown (where the roots meet the trunk) is level with the soil surface.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the first year. Ensure your tree receives adequate water, but avoid waterlogging, as the roots may rot in excessively wet conditions.
  • Pruning: Prune your Golden Weeping Willow to maintain its graceful form and to remove any dead or damaged branches. This tree is quite forgiving when it comes to pruning.
  • Fertilization: A balanced, slow-release fertilizer can be applied in the spring to promote healthy growth.
  • Protection from Pests and Disease: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids and caterpillars. Apply appropriate treatments if necessary, and maintain good overall tree health to deter diseases.

Special Features and Usage:

  • Year-Round Beauty: The Golden Weeping Willow is a visual delight all year long. In the spring, it boasts delicate, yellow-green leaves that transition to a striking golden hue in the summer. As fall arrives, its foliage turns a brilliant shade of yellow before gracefully shedding its leaves for the winter.
  • Wildlife Attraction: This tree is a magnet for various bird species and pollinators, making it an excellent choice for nature enthusiasts looking to invite more wildlife into their garden.
  • Erosion Control: When planted near water bodies, the Golden Weeping Willow’s extensive root system helps prevent soil erosion and stabilizes banks.
Light Requirement

Full Sun, Partial Shade



Water Use



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