Weeping Willow Bonsai Tree Care

Weeping Willow Bonsai Tree, scientific name Salix repens, is a low-growing deciduous shrub with slender pendulous branches.

It produces attractive silvery catkins that turn yellow as they mature.

This is a very hardy tree that can tolerate cold weather down to -20F, so keep it outdoors.

Additional Information

Family: Salicaceae

Scientific name: Salix repens

Common Names: Creeping Willow, Weeping Willow.

Origin: It is native to Europe and Asia but is now cultivated throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Appearance: It is a deciduous shrub with slender arching branches. Twigs and branchlets divide into thin stems that hang in pendulous curtains to the ground. Leaves are silky on both sides when young, but when mature are normally only silky beneath.

Flowering: In the mid-spring, it produces silvery catkins maturing to yellow with brownish at the tip. Flowers are born on the bare branches and mature just before or as the leaves start to emerge.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Outdoors.

Light Requirements: Full sun to partial sun.

Water Requirements: Prefers moist well-drain soil.

Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 4 – 8. This hardy tree can tolerate cold down to -20F.

Insects and Diseases: Susceptible to a number of disease and pests including cankers, blights, galls, leaf spots, powdery mildew rust, borers, caterpillars and scale.

Propagation: By cuttings.

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