It has drooping branches and long yellowish twigs which hang down almost to the ground. It is native to China and is widespread in the northern hemisphere. The real Weeping willow is Salix babylonica but there are some varieties of other willow species which are very similar, like Salix alba 'Tristis' and Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma'. The trees can grow 20 m 65ft tall and become 80 to years old when they grow under favorable circumstances. Willows like moist soil and often grow close to ponds, lakes and rivers. In spring, the silvery or yellow catkins give the weeping willow a very attractive appearance.
The Weeping Willow
Weeping Willow | Better Homes & Gardens
She shivered in the cool air as she sat by the cabana waiting for him. Ruby knew he'd gotten her e-card. But what had been his reaction when he found it? Here she waited for him.
Planting and growing a weeping pussy willow tree
Willow trees are widely considered graceful and refined, because of their open crown of weeping branches. Many willows grow well in moist conditions, making them perfect for areas near water. The type of soil does not make a difference--this species does just fine in clay, loamy, rich, sandy and wet soils. Willows are fast growing, usually reaching heights of 30 to 50 feet tall, with a foot spread.
Courtesy of my friend, Seattle garden blogger and garden designer, Christina Salwitz , you are looking at the only kind of place a weeping willow should be planted. On the banks of a pond or lake. Nothing else around.