Salix purpurea ‘pendula’ — Purpleosier willow

June 16, 2009

Salix purpurea 'pendula'

Salix purpurea 'pendula'

This small weeping tree with thin blue gray leaves and graceful weeping habit, it under-utilized in the modern landscape. It can be used effectively on a slope as most graceful weeping trees look good on slopes, or beside a medium or larger water feature. This tree grows to about 1o ft by 10 ft and prefers full sun and moist to average soil moisture content. Usually grafted on a tall standard,this willow benefits  from a hard prune each spring to keep it looking it’s best.

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