The best of the weeping willows with long, gracefully pendulous branches. Fast grower, matures at 30-50' tall with equal spread when grown in full sun. Its leaves are alternate, narrow and simple. It has invasive roots; avoid planting near water and sewer lines. This tree is one of the first to leaf out in the spring and one of the last to defoliate in the fall. The stems are reddish brown in winter. Hard in zones 6-8.