Varieties of Weeping Trees
While Weeping Willows are probably the most well known of the weeping trees, there are many other varieties that can add just as much beauty and charm to your landscaping plans.
A weeping tree is any tree on which the branches droop. The effect of the drooping branches is so beautiful that many people – in all climates – would like to include at least one of the weeping trees in their landscaping.
Below is a list and brief description of some of the other lovely, if less well known, weeping trees.
Weeping Higan Cherry Tree
If this tree is grown in full sun and care is taken to provide properly draining soil, the tree will blossom with abundant pink and white flowers. The tree reaches a height of between twenty and thirty feet and grows about twenty feet wide.
Golden Weeping Willow
If you live in a colder climate, but would love to add weeping trees to your landscaping, this is a good choice for you. It is green in the summer and a lovely yellow in the fall. It keeps its leaves well into the colder months, unlike some other weeping trees. It reaches a height of about forty feet and grows roughly thirty feet wide.
This is considered a dwarf weeping tree, reaching a height of only between six and eight feet and a width of around ten feet. One version of the weeping mulberry produces fruit that is edible and, as a bonus, is a great choice for bird watchers as many wild birds are attracted to it.
Because of the small size, the weeping mulberry makes it possible for those dealing with very limited space to be able to include a weeping tree in their yard.
The Red Jade, also called the weeping crabapple, is another way to attract some wild birds, especially in late winter. The white blooms turn into a pretty red fruit, but it is not edible. The trunk of this tree is twisted, which makes it even more interesting to look at.
Young’s Weeping Birch
Young’s Weeping Birch is another dwarf tree that grows to a maximum height of only twelve feet. Many people enjoy adding this tree to their landscaping because of the white bark. The trunk of this tree also has an interesting texture, giving it added visual interest.
There is no one set of rules that apply to all weeping trees. Each is able to be cultivated in a different zone. Some require minimal care while others need more of a tender touch. What is similar to all is that they tend to draw the eye.
Whether you have a large area of land to cover or you must search for a small spot in which to plant a dwarf weeping tree, you will surely get years of pleasure and enjoyment from whichever of the weeping trees that you choose.
If you are unsure about which is best for your location, get some advice from the experts at your local nursery. They will have experience dealing with your climate and will be able to help you get the best possible results.