weeping willow

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Related to Weeping Willows: Salix babylonica

weeping willow

a hybrid willow tree, Salix alba × S. babylonica, known as S. alba var. tristis, having long hanging branches: widely planted for ornament

weeping willow

symbolizes grief at loss. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
See: Grief
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There was the rich copper of some beech trees and the very bright light greens of some recently-planted weeping willows.
From flowering cherries and crab apples to evergreen yews and weeping willows, trees offer different leaf size, shape and colour.
behind the weeping willows, screened by hog sallow,
Edged by a river and weeping willows, the beamed cottages have four-poster beds, underfloor heating and all mod cons.
The weeping willows were just starting to bud and a single swan was swimming in the water.
In a corner of the meadow, almost hidden by a stand of huge weeping willows, is a swimming hole.
For me our current squad falls into three categories: the Healthy Oaks, the Common Hawthorns and the Weeping Willows.
Weeping willows cry a river, Mournful poppies give a shiver, Hydrangea shed a tear When violet skies go grey.
From the terrace there are views that make the most of the young and mature trees including oak, maple, beech, weeping willows and the rolling countryside.
THE SMALL estuary pub in Tuckenhay was picture postcard idyllic the evening we went there in late summer: weeping willows and dragonflies, a couple of old rowing boats amongst bulrushes.
Aquamarine, summer skies and buttercups crowd one end, whilst fields of lavender, stormy seas and weeping willows cluster in another.
The reason you don't see more weeping willows is because they require precise growing conditions in order to thrive, especially in our climate.