5ft Golden Weeping Willow Tree | 9L Pot | Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma'

Code: TR06259L
5ft Golden Weeping Willow Tree | 9L Pot | Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma'
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5ft Golden Weeping Willow Tree | 9L Pot | Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma'

Improved golden version of the classic landscape tree

The most popular of the classic weeping willows, this tree is a beautiful example of the genus, with slender leaves, creating a cavern of green-gold light at the trunk. This tree carries itself with grace and the golden stems glimmer in the light to create a luxurious curtain of gold during the day and look simply magnificent if lit from below during the night.

Willow are easy to grow and require little care, they are fast too and will reach 2-3m after just a few years.This tree enjoys moist but well-drained soil in a variety of pH levels and soil types so is suitable for planting almost anywhere.

Variety Information

Habit Weeping
Flower Colour Yellow
Foliage Colour Bright Green
Bark Colour Brown
Features Golden Foliage, Elegant Form

Size Information

Supplied As 9L Pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.1.2-1.5m incl. pot
Age 2 Years with 4 Year Rootstock
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 15m x 8m (49 x 26ft)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Supplied By Price Link Image
Bare Root 1.2m Bare Root Primrose-Supplied Tree
£26.99  £25.00
Primrose£26.99  £25.00 View Here
9L Pot 1.5m 9L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose £47.99This Product
12L Pot 1.5m 12L Pot Frank P. Matthews-Supplied Tree
Frank P. Matthews £99.99View Here
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

We have developed an eco friendly polypot currently in use across our 9L range. The polypot uses less than 20% of the plastic compared with a normal pot and, unlike most garden center pots, is recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling to encourage a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

Willow trees are easy to grow. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: Most species of willow are native to the UK, and the species that aren't are from far colder regions, so the UK's mild winters will not affect your tree.
  • Position: Willow trees benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will allow the tree to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.

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Customer Reviews
Rating: 3/5

"First purchase was reasonable .So ordered another . very dissapointed , Dont think it will survive . Not good value"

Reviewed Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"looks good, will be planted over the weekend as a permanent memorial to my wife"

Reviewed Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Rating: 1/5

"i ordered a 2 year old weeping willow on a 4 year old root stock . this is not what i got. i got an 8 inch cutting that had been rooted and had put up 3 shots ,not in any way was this as described , i told them and all i kept getting back from them was "we have been advised you have the correct tree". the only thing right was that it was a willow . if you are thinking of ordering this tree get it else where"

Reviewed Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Fast delivery with a good courier. Willow tree is doing it’s thing"

Reviewed Monday, 28 May 2018

Rating: 1/5

"The product supplied was clearly misdescribed either by Primrose or their supplier as the plant arrived with a description identifying very different growth characteristics. Sales support would not arrange for the collection of the plant at their cost which is at odds with the Distance selling Regulations. PAYPAL had to intervene and provided reimbursement in full. PRIMROSE appear to use drop shippers and neither receive the plants into stock or have any way to maintain quality control. My advice to other purchasers is to use a different company on ALL occasions."

Reviewed Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Ordering and delivery fast and efficient. Quality of trees supplied were a pleasant surprise - Best trees I have ever purchased"

Reviewed Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very nice tree, full of buds"

Reviewed Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful strong tree with a strong root system and bigger than described, really pleased thankyou"

Reviewed Sunday, 19 June 2016

Rating: 1/5

"Leaves were brown and the condition of the tree was awful"

Reviewed Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Rating: 1/5

"After being shut in a box for a week without light or water the tree had lost nearly all its leaves so looked very unhealthy. I saw little point contacting primrose about the condition of the plant, wont be using them again!"

Reviewed Thursday, 2 June 2016

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