Weeping willow nomenclature

Discussion in 'Plants: Science and Cultivation' started by smivies, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. smivies

    smivies Active Member

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    For those versed in current classifications!!!

    Is the Golden weeping willow that is so common in Ontario (& elsewhere), Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma', or Salix alba 'Tristis', or are they one and the same?

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    Simon
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    They are probably S. X sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma', as that is common and weeping, whereas S. alba var. vitellina 'Tristis' is rare and not droopy. Common one often sold under horticultural synonym S. alba 'Tristis' (and others).
     

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