name of a dwarf weeping willow tree

Deanna Zell asked 13 years ago
We are looking to plant a dwarf weeping willow tree in our garden at school as a memorial to a teacher who has passed away. However when we look up dwarf willow trees they show a tree that doesn’t look like a willow. We would like a smaller version of willow trees you see along ponds and in parks. Is there a dwarf willow tree like the huge ones and what is it’s botanical name?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
There is no small version of the large weeping willows that you see by riversides and ponds in parks.

There is a small weeping version of the goat willow, known as ‘Kilmarnock willow’ but this is very prone to rust disease which disfigures it badly.

A good alternative weeping tree would be the willow-leaved silver pear, Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’, which has narrow willow-like leaves and does not get huge.