Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma' (Golden Weeping Willow) - 9L Pot

Code: TR0195
Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma' (Golden Weeping Willow) - 9L Pot
Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma' (Golden Weeping Willow) - 9L Pot

One 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 enjoys moist but well-drained soil in a variety of pH levels and soil types.

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: yellow, green in spring
  • Foliage Colour: bright green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 15m
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Dont let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, youre going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 15m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.9/5 (8 reviews)

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

Rating: 4/5

"The willow tree seems healthy and is taking well so far, however it was far smaller than the size advertised."

Reviewed Monday, 2 May 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Very easy transaction, good price, quick delivery."

Reviewed Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Rating: 5/5

"The tree arrived very well packed and in very good condition, with plenty of root, now planted and hopefully will grow well!"

Reviewed Monday, 13 October 2014

Rating: 5/5

"The recipient is very pleased with her gift"

Reviewed Monday, 29 September 2014

Rating: 5/5

"Superb Product"

Reviewed Monday, 7 April 2014

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