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Weeping trees and shrubs provide a graceful focal point in a garden, especially if placed in an uncluttered and visible location. The special characteristics of a weeping plant are the pendulous, drooping branches. Some also develop irregular, unique habits. Because of their unusual form many weepers are considered a collector‘s plant and their unique shape can be a major asset in the landscape as a centerpiece specimen or an unexpected accent, but add too many and they become a hodge-podge of clutter.
When people think of weeping trees, the weeping willow (Salix babylonica) is the standard that first comes to mind. Most weeping plants are the result of grafting a weeping cultivar onto a hardier rootstock. Because grafted plants can be more susceptible to incompatibility failures, grafts are usually made high on the trunk to insure better results and allow a more upright form to develop. Avoid any weeping plant where the graft shows cracking or irregular growth at the graft union.
When selecting a plant with a weeping habit, chose specimens carefully, site them properly to their cultural needs and, if necessary stake them while they are young to ensure they grow into a pleasing form.
Plant cultivars with weeping habits include:
- Covey Redbud - LAVENDER TWIST® 100%
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis 'Covey'Common Name: Redbud - LAVENDER TWIST® Updated 2/2012 Flower Winter form Spring form Height: 4-5' Spread: 6-8' Habit/Form: weeping Growth Rate:...
- Weeping European Beech 100%
Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'Common Name: Weeping European Beech Updated 4/2012 Summer form Winter form Leaf Bark Height: 30-60' Spread: 15-18' Habit/Form: Weeping. Growth...
- Weeping Higan Cherry 100%
Botanical Name: Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'Common Name: Weeping Higan Cherry Updated 12/2012 Form Flower Bark Height: 20-30' Spread: 15-20' Habit/Form: Weeping Growth Rate:...
- Weeping Alaska-Cedar 100%
Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'Common Name: Weeping Alaska-Cedar Updated 3/2012 Form Needles Bark Height: 25-30' Spread: 10-12' Habit/Form: ...
- Weeping Eastern White Pine 100%
Botanical Name: Pinus strobus 'Pendula'Common Name: Weeping Eastern White Pine Updated 11/2012 Form Cone Height: Variable Spread: 20-40' Habit/Form: Weeping Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3-7 Cultural Requirements:...