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Weeping Trees

Weeping trees are beautiful, easy to maintain and often very compact. From large statement Willows for landscaping or shade to dwarf Cherry Blossoms for kerb appeal in a small front garden, these ornamental, fruiting and flowering trees will turn heads all year round. Read about our favourite types and how to care for them here.

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Choose your Weeping Trees

Weeping trees are prized for their compact habit, and if your garden is smaller a Kilmarnock Dwarf Willow or Yoshino Cherry is perfect. If you have lots of space, it has to be a classic and elegant Golden Willow. For autumn colour we’d recommend the Weeping Silver Birch, and for year round interest, the wildlife-friendlySun Rival Crabapple or RHS Award winning Silver Pear. For a weeping Cherry Blossom, choose from Kiku Shidare, Single Pink or the larger Yoshino.

Where to grow your Weeping Trees

These weeping ornamental trees are typically very tolerant of any soil type, with Willows thriving in damp conditions. Weeping Pears will be fine in an exposed site, whereas Silver Birch prefers full sun and shelter. Weeping Cherry Blossoms do best with good air circulation around the canopy, and all weeping trees are best with minimal or no underplanting, owing to their cascading habit. For a position with lower light, the best choice would be a shade-tolerant Crabapple.

Weeping Trees Care Tips

All ornamental weeping trees will do well in any moist, well-drained soil. New trees should be watered in well and kept from drying out until their roots are well established (in a few months). They will benefit from a mulch in Autumn, and will typically need only minimal pruning to keep their shape. For more advice on growing weeping trees, see our Full Care Guides for each variety.

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Kilmarnock Dwarf Weeping Willow Tree | Salix Caprea

A gracefully weeping, compact willow

2 options from from £25.00
  • Dwarf willow tree perfect for small spaces
  • Abundance of fuzzy grey catkins
  • Weeping habit is stunning when covered in snow or frost
  • Ideal for attracting pollinators
Slender-tufted sedge

The ideal perch for dragonflies

5 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowers from May to August
  • A native plant ideally suited to ponds and streams
Pendulous sedge

A graceful, native sedge

5 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowers from July to August
  • A native plant perfect for ponds and wildlife gardens
Cheal's Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Kiku-Shidare'
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Cheal's Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Kiku-Shidare'

Blossom rich cherry tree

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  • Add a touch of Zen to your garden
  • Double rose pink flowers in May
  • Elegant weeping shape
  • Perfect for small places like front garden or patio
Golden Weeping Willow Tree | Salix Chrysocoma
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Golden Weeping Willow Tree | Salix Chrysocoma

A true arboricultural icon often found raining down cascades of gold elegance upon the riverbanks of our nation

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  • An abundance of gracefully weeping yellow branches
  • Yellow catkins appearing in the spring
  • Green foliage from spring all through to autumnMORE
  • Grows to 12m height
Single Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Pendula Rubra
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Single Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Pendula Rubra

Candy floss flower statement for your garden

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  • Single rose flowers blooming in March and April
  • Beautiful weeping habit
  • Green foliage turning red and yellow in fall
  • Small in size growing to 3x3m
Dwarf Weeping Yoshino Cherry | Prunus yedoensis 'Ivensii'
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Dwarf Weeping Yoshino Cherry | Prunus yedoensis 'Ivensii'

Eye catching snow white blossom overload

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  • Profusion of clusters of white blossoms
  • Elegant weeping shape
  • Blooming in the spring
  • Ideal for small spaces
Weeping Yoshino Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Yedoensis
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Weeping Yoshino Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Yedoensis

Those white flower clusters will blow you away

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  • Profusion of clusters of white blossoms
  • Elegant weeping shape
  • Blooming in early spring
  • Grows between 6-7.5m x 6-9m
Sun Rival' Crabapple Tree
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Sun Rival' Crabapple Tree

Beautifully weeping small tree

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  • Beautiful display throughout the seasons
  • White spring blossom emerging from carmine pink buds
  • Come autumn red crab apples will appear until winter
  • Grows to 5mx4,5m perfectly suitable for small gardens
Ornamental Weeping Silver Pear Tree | Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'
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Ornamental Weeping Silver Pear Tree | Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'

Lovely weeping ornamental pear tree

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  • A lovely weeping ornamental pear tree
  • Single white flowers appear in April-May
  • Attracts bees and other pollination insects
  • Ideal for smaller gardens

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