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Weeping Willow 'Crispa'

Salix babylonica

Family: Salicaceae (sal-i-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salix (SAL-iks) (Info)
Species: babylonica (bab-il-LON-ik-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Crispa
Additional cultivar information:(aka Annularis)



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winsted, Connecticut

Smiths Grove, Kentucky

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Cleveland, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Puyallup, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 30, 2008, davidjoburg from Johannesburg
South Africa wrote:

A beautiful tree that is not as broad or tall as Salix babylonica


On Apr 20, 2008, mbhoakct76 from Winsted, CT wrote:

I love my weeping willow, I think its beautill even with all its brittle and broken branches. But it attracts lot of bugs including terminites that the soft wood makes it easy to burrow into and make nests, i have been told by the terminex i should cut it down, so i have already started 3 more weeping willow trees a couple hundred feet from the house(to attract the bugs in the other direction), they grew rapidly and filled in nicely in only a couple of years are over 10' tall and fully weeping.
the other drawback of this tree is that it drops alot of whips in the fall which are hard to rake up. my younger and heathier trees drop less but still require a bit of work in fall.
We live in a area where theres alot of ground water (and flooded basements). many people planted will... read more