Salix caprea 'Weeping Sally'

Salix caprea
'Weeping Sally' - Goat Willow


Space 5 to 7 feet apart in full sun. The soil should be moist to wet, such as those found around ponds or streams, as well as other areas that never become too dry. Salix is adaptable to a wide range of soils, from fairly acidic to fairly basic. Care should be taken to avoid planting along a sewer or water line, due to the spread of the root system. Stake if necessary for the first growing season.


There is little maintenance needed except occasional pruning for aesthetics, watering during drought and a light fertilizing every few years with a general fertilizer such as 10-10-10, 5-10-5, or a good shrub fertilizer. A mulch is recommended.


Zones 5-8