Go Back Willow Weeping Niobe

Salix alba 'Tristis'
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Plant Type: Deciduous Trees

Niobe Weeping Willow has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed brown bark and gold branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Niobe Weeping Willow is a dense deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. It’s relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.

Niobe Weeping Willow will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, preferring to grow in average to wet conditions.  It can tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

 


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Flower Color

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Foliage Color

green

Plant Spread

40'

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Plant Height

50'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4

Soil Moisture

wet


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

can tolerate a lot of moisture

Bloom Time

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Critter Resistance

Exposure

full sun

Growth Rate

very fast (aggressive)

Seasonal Interests

spring, summer, fall