Broadleaf, deciduous tree, weeping habit, often grafted to a standard to produce a tree that is 8-12 ft (2.4-3.6 m) tall and with a spread that is equal or wider. A male selection which produces yellowish-green catkins, but it is fruitless.
Sun to part shade, adaptable as to soil type, withstand drought and heat, but grows best in moist, well-drained, fertile soils.
Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Its origin is unknown but is has been grown in the Southwest and California for some time. It has become common throughout the country since the 1970s. M. alba 'Pendula' is an identical weeping form but fruitful.
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