Weeping Golden Willow

Salix x chrysocoma D.

 

NATURE deciduous tree
LEAF singular leaf
  Leaf edge: saw-toothed
Leaf shape: oblong
Nervation: feather-veined
FRUIT none
INFLORESCENCE in amentums
Medical value: The bark contains salicin. A concoction of this produces a remedy for fever and the flu. It is also used to treat malaria.
Use: Weeping golden willow is often implanted as an ornamental tree. The wood sis easy to work – it doesn’t slit or sliver – but its not used very often. The roots give off a blue – red pigment.

Legend:

Bloom. All months in which we can find blooming specimens. Regional differences may occur.
Harvest Time. All months in which we can find ripe fruits on trees. Unripe fruit can be found earlier on trees and shrubs. Sometimes even throughout the year, as happens with trees such as pines, this fruit ripens over several years.
Both flowers and ripe fruit may occur at the same time in some months.