weeping (willow) tree alternatives

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by bluereef, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. bluereef

    bluereef Active Member

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    Hello,

    My friend in Nashville wants to plant a weeping willow tree because she thinks it looks pretty and because it will keep foliage in the winter.

    I'm trying to dissuade her because of the root problems these trees can cause.

    Does anyone have an alternative tree with a "weeping" aspect or that will keep its leaves throughout winter (not pine tree) that I can suggest to her?

    THanks,
    Wendy
     
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    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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  3. bluereef

    bluereef Active Member

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    Thanks, do you know if these trees have the same invasive root characteristics as the weeping willow?

    Wendy
     
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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Is willow considered a hardwood? That is, will it burn well in a fire/stove?