Enhance Your Flower Garden with a
Dwarf Weeping Willow
Creating an outdoor garden can be a rewarding experience. There are a lot of different plants and flowers to
choose from when planning the garden you want in your landscape. In addition to the various plants, you will have
several small trees you can add to the landscaped area. Many of these are specially created to be small in size,
but retain the appearance of their full size origins. The dwarf weeping willow is one of these new varieties
available in a smaller size. The willow tree is a naturally cross fertile tree, which makes it a good selection for
creating hardy smaller varieties.
When searching for this type of miniature willow tree, you may find a few different styles native to different
regions. The trees that are classified as alpine and arctic species grow very low to the ground almost in a bush
like style. These trees will usually remain under 2 inches in height, although the can broaden out in their width.
They are somewhat similar to the miniature style of the bonsai tree and are used as a decorative accent in a
landscape design. You may also see the term “dwarf” applied to taller varieties of the willow species.
The common dwarf tree usually sold in nurseries will be one that can grow as tall as 5 feet in height. It has
all the characteristics of the full sized tree including the long hanging branches common to this variety. In the
spring the long curved branches will contain a small yellow flower, before the actual leaves sprout forth. This
particular style works well when placed as a center piece or focal point in a flower garden. The willow has a very
relaxed and oriental type of style that makes it a natural choice for use in these types of gardens.
To start a new growth for a willow tree, a branch is used as the sapling that takes root. It is a very fertile
plant and is easy to grow on your own if you take a cutting from an existing tree. You can place the branch in
water to begin the process of root growth before transplanting into the ground. This is also a very versatile tree
to use in warm weather regions as well as those with extreme cold temperatures. The branches need to be cut back
periodically to ensure your tree will continue to thrive in the decorative flowing style it is so popularly known