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Salix alba subsp. tristis 70-90cm

Salix alba subsp. tristis 70-90cm

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Salix alba subsp. tristis, or the Sad Willow, is a striking deciduous tree known for its gracefully drooping branches and lance-shaped leaves. This subspecies is a variation of the White Willow (Salix alba) and is often recognized for its melancholic, weeping appearance. The Sad Willow typically grows to a medium to large size, with a height ranging from 30 to 60 feet (9 to 18 meters). Its branches cascade downward, creating a unique and picturesque silhouette. In the spring, small, inconspicuous flowers appear, followed by slender, elongated catkins. Weeping Willows are commonly planted near water bodies due to their love of moist soils and their ability to provide shade and an elegant aesthetic to landscapes.


  1. Location: Sad Willows thrive in locations with abundant sunlight, but they can tolerate partial shade. Plant them near ponds, streams, or other bodies of water where the soil is consistently moist.

  2. Soil: These trees prefer moist, well-draining soil. While they are adaptable to various soil types, they do best in fertile, loamy soil. Adequate moisture is essential for their growth.

  3. Planting: Plant Sad Willows in the early spring or late fall when they are dormant. Ensure that the planting hole is deep enough to accommodate the root ball, and space multiple trees at least 20 to 30 feet apart to allow for their mature size.

  4. Watering: Weeping Willows require regular watering, especially during dry spells. Their roots should never be allowed to dry out completely, so be diligent in maintaining consistent moisture.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to provide essential nutrients for growth. Follow the recommended dosage on the fertilizer packaging.

  6. Pruning: Prune weeping willows in late winter or early spring to shape the canopy and remove dead or damaged branches. Be mindful of their pendulous branches, and take care to avoid over-pruning.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Sad Willows can be susceptible to various pests and diseases, including aphids, scale insects, and cankers. Regular inspections and appropriate treatment can help prevent and address these issues.

  8. Root Systems: Weeping Willows have aggressive root systems that can extend quite far. Avoid planting them near structures like buildings or septic systems, as their roots may cause damage over time.

  9. Mulching: Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the tree helps retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Maintain a mulch layer of 2 to 3 inches deep.

  10. Propagation: You can propagate Sad Willows through hardwood cuttings or by planting seeds, although the latter can result in variations due to hybridization.

The Sad Willow, Salix alba subsp. Tristis, is renowned for its elegance and soothing presence in landscapes. By providing the right environmental conditions and care, you can enjoy the beauty of this distinctive weeping tree in your garden or near water features.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 70-90cm

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