Weeping trees are trees characterized by soft, limp twigs.[1] This characterization may lead to a bent crown and pendulous branches that can cascade to the ground. While weepyness occurs in nature, most weeping trees are cultivars.[1] Because of their shape, weeping trees are popular in landscaping; generally they need a lot of space and are solitary so that their effect is more pronounced.[2] There are over a hundred different types of weeping trees. Some trees, such as the cherry, have a variety of weeping cultivars. There are currently around 550[3] weeping cultivars in 75 different genera, although many have now disappeared from cultivation.[4]

Weeping Atlas Cedar
Golden weeping Willow: Salix Sepulcralis Group 'Chrysocoma'

List of weeping trees edit

Weeping conifers edit

Weeping Flowering Apricot

Weeping broadleaf trees edit

Weeping Fig
Weeping Ash
Weeping Silver Linden

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  1. ^ a b Platt R (1959). 1000 Questions answered about Trees. Toronto: General Publishing Company. ISBN 0-486-27038-6.
  2. ^ Peltier P, Boland T. "Bring grace to the landscape with weeping trees". Retrieved December 4, 2009.
  3. ^ Govaerts, R., Michielsen, K. & Jablonski, E. (2011). Untraced Weeping Broadleaf cultivars: an overview. Belgische Dendrologie Belge 2009: 19-30.
  4. ^ Govaerts, R., Jablonski, E. & Michielsen, K. (2009). Hänge- oder Trauerformen von Gehölzen - unauffindbare Sorten - vielleicht wissen Sie etwas darüber ? Ginkgobätter 116: 24-27.

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