Salix Vitellina Pendula

 

Golden Weeping Willow. A large tree often seen by water, but does equally well on dry soils.  It has long pendulous golden branches with bright green leaves. These unfold early in spring. A large tree it can easily reach 25m (80ft) tall and 20m (60ft) wide in a solid mass of branches tumbling to touch the ground.

 

Will grow in most conditions including very poor permanently waterlogged soils.  They will also do very well in good conditions.  Requires a sunny spot.

 

General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring