Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Salix babylonica L.
SALICACEAE
weeping willow
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Asia (China)
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Deciduous tree 5–15(–18) m high, branchlets slender, hanging vertically, almost to the ground. Leaves: Bright green above, pale or ± grey beneath, spring leaves ± silky, summer leaves glabrous, up to 160 mm x 15 mm, finely toothed, ending in a long, tapering point (whip-tip). Flowers: Greenish, 1 mm long, almost without exception female only, sessile, in catkins, ± 20 mm long, August–October. Fruit: Greenish, sessile capsules in catkins, shedding sterile white hairs; reproduces from detached branches.
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Comments: Suspected/Possible
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