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Weeping willow

The salix babylonica is native to Asia and belongs to the family of Salicaceae. It is a deciduous tree that is 8 to 12 m. Can measure exceptionally 26 m. With long branches, thin, flexible hanging almost to the ground, its trunk has fissured bark, and has leaves linear- lanceolate, 8 to 15 cm. long.

It has flowers that bloom with leaves, of a pale yellow colour . Blooms in winter.

It multiplies easily by graft and by cuttings, because these take root very well. It is usually planted in isolation so that they stand by their great size and beauty. Like poplars suffer much mining insects attack them has serious consequences.

Its growth is very fast, although not usually live more than 60 years.

Grow wild without any care in the coastal area of Chiapas, Mexico, is a tree widely used by the natives to make fence posts, firewood, shade. It also has a high ecological value because it prevents soil erosion on riverbanks, which protects the flora of the area and strengthens the channels for possible flooding.

Commonly known as weeping willow by appearance, because it seems that their branches and leaves are falling tears.


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