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Weeping Hankow Willow*

Salix matsudana 'Pendula'

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Weeping Hankow Willow (Salix matsudana 'Pendula') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Weeping Hankow Willow

Weeping Hankow Willow

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Weeping Hankow Willow (Salix matsudana 'Pendula') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Weeping Hankow Willow foliage

Weeping Hankow Willow foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Chinese Willow


A gracefully pendulous fast growing tree producing fine cascading foliage; best used as a solitary for maximum effect; tends to drop branchlets, aggressive root system, so do not plant near homes

Ornamental Features

Weeping Hankow Willow has green foliage throughout the season. The twisted narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Hankow Willow is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Hankow Willow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Weeping Hankow Willow will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features