Salix alba 'Tristis'
Golden Weeping Willow
Niobe Weeping Willow
Salix alba 'Vitellina Pendula'
Salix × sepulcralis
Salix × sepulcralis var. chrysocoma
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf, deciduous tree with a weeping habit, 50-75 ft tall and a slightly smaller width, rounded crown, upright major branches from which hang slender, pendulous golden branchlets which may reach the ground. Leaves alternate, simple, narrow, lanceolate, 5-10 cm long, rounded base, elongated tip, margin is finely serrated, dull to bright green above and light green to whitish below.
- Full sun, adapted to moist and wet soils, has invasive roots; messy, drops branches and twigs regularly. Only suitable for large properties.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4
- Note: several different weeping yellow forms have been given the name ‘Tristis’. Its taxonomy is confused to say the least. The Royal Horticultural Society lists Salix alba ‘Tristis’ as being misapplied as well as ambiguous.