Miniature Weeping Willow
There are many varieties of weeping willow trees that are used for miniaturizing or bonsai. Almost all varieties
grow rapidly and love moisture. Many have the appearance of weeping, offering a beautifully stunning look that can
add a wonderful addition to rock gardens, bonsai collections or for a touch of elegance on patios and porches. Many
varieties form large mats of stems and foliage, which make for the best miniature weeping willow trees. All of the
varieties should be protected from the afternoon sun and need to be repotted often due to their rapid growth.
The Apine Willow is a weeping willow tree that first originated from China, but can new be found in the United
States and Canada. This beautiful tree has much been celebrated in poetic writings since it is from the Old World.
This tree will only grow to be 16 to 20 inches tall when it is fully grown.
The Kilmarnock Miniature Weeping Pussy Willow is a delightful little tree that blooms in early spring. The
catkins are large and fluffy with silvery color and golden studded anthers. With its beautiful green foliage that
follows after blooming, this tree is perfect for displaying on patios and decks. Branches grow in an arched
Another miniature weeping willow tree is the Salix arctica which is a dwarf mounding tree that grows to only 18
inches high. It produces silver blooms of catkins and has small leaves. This tree is often chosen for rock gardens
or bonsai collections. With its thick growth of foliage and it's slow growing habit it is considered one of the
best miniature willow trees to grow.
The Yezo-Alpina originates from Japan. It is an interesting tree with large leaves but remaining dwarf in size.
This tree only grows to 1 foot by 3 feet in five years. Its large leaves and short fat stems that hang to form a
mound offer great interest to the eye. This tree is an excellent choice for bonsai or rock gardens.
Salix repens also known as Boyd's Pendulous is a popular willow that grows rapidly to six feet. It's a thin tree
with width span of only six inches adding a unique shape to any rock garden or bonsai display. It blooms tiny,
beautiful silver catkins. Larger plants can be shaped by twisting longer stems to form a spiral truck.
Choosing any of these type willow trees will provide the beauty and charm that weepers produce. With their
unique beauty of cascading branches giving a feeling of old world style and the wonderful blooms they produce, adds
a delight to anyone's garden.