Salix x pendulina Wender.
pendulous willow, weeping willow, Wisconsin weeping willow
This is a horticultural hybrid of weeping willow (Salix babylonica ) and crack willow (Salix fragilis) that was developed in Germany.
Widely naturalised in south-eastern Australia (i.e. in many parts of eastern New South Wales and in Victoria).
Pendulous willow (Salix x pendulina) is regarded as an environmental weed in New South Wales and Victoria. It is one of the willows (Salix spp.) that together as a group are regarded as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS).
Pendulous willow (Salix x pendulina) has been planted quite extensively in south-eastern Australia, usually as along rivers, around lakes and in similar moist places. It has become invasive in such areas (i.e. along waterways, in wetlands, around dams and in riparian areas.
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