132579 Chinese Weeping Willow (Corkscrew form) Salix babylonica pekinensis (Salicaceae) HEIGHT to 20m
Has graceful ‘weeping’ branches and foliage reaching the ground. SHOOTS Brown and slender at first, becoming gnarled and thicker with age. LEAVES To 16cm long and 1.5cm wide, finely toothed and pointed; petiole to 5mm long. Mature leaves dark green, slightly glossy above. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Catkins, to 2cm long and 0.4cm wide, appear in May. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of China, planted here and sometimes naturalised in wet habitats.