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habit (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
weeping stems (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
orange-coloured younger stems and elongated leaves (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of finely toothed leaf margins (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
young leaves in spring (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
male flower clusters (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of male flowers (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
old male flower clusters (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
Salix x sepulcralis Simonk. nothovar. chrysocoma (Dode) Meikle
Salix x chrysocoma DodeSalix x sepulcralis Simonk. var. chrysocoma (Dode) Meikle
golden weeping willow, weeping willow
Golden weeping willow (Salix x sepulcralis nothovar. chrysocoma) is a horticultural hybrid of golden willow (Salix alba var. vitellina) and weeping willow (Salix babylonica).
Widely naturalised in south-eastern Australia (i.e. New South Wales and Victoria).
Golden weeping willow (Salix x sepulcralis nothovar. chrysocoma) is regarded as an environmental weed or potential environmental weed in New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria. It is one of the willows (Salix spp.) that together as a group are regarded as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS).
Golden weeping willow (Salix x sepulcralis nothovar. chrysocoma) has become invasive along waterways, in wetlands, in riparian areas, around dams and in similar moist places. It is reasonably common around the Bathurst-Orange district in central New South Wales.
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