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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
golden weeping willow
Salix babylonica 'Ramulis Aureis' Salix 'Chrysocoma'
Salix alba 'Tristis' Salix alba 'Vitellina Pendula' Salix × chrysocoma
Salix are deciduous shrubs and trees of diverse habit, with simple leaves and tiny flowers in catkins, male and female usually on separate plants. Some are valued for their brightly coloured winter shoots, others for their foliage or showy male catkins
S. × sepulcralis var. chrysocoma is a weeping, deciduous tree, to 15m tall and wide, with vigorous arching branches terminating in golden-yellow branchlets. Young yellow-green, lanceolate leaves mature to a glossy green and catkins containing both male and female flowers, or occasionally all male or all female in separate catkins, appear with the leaves in spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun in moist or wet soil
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be affected by aphids, caterpillars, gall mites, sawfly larvae, and willow scale
May be affected by willow anthracnose, scab, willow heart rot, rust diseases, crown gall, honey fungus and root rot
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