Salix × sepulcralis ‘Chrysocoma’, or Weeping Golden Willow, is the most popular and widely grown weeping tree in the warm temperate regions of the world. It is an artificial hybrid between S. alba ‘Vitellina’ and S. babylonica. The first parent provides the frost hardiness and the golden shoots and the second parent the strong weeping habit.
A weeping tree, not much more than 22m high. Bark greyish-brown, deeply fissured. Twigs very slender, at first thinly subadpressed pubescent, soon becoming glabrous. Golden- or greenish-yellow in their first year, later becoming olive-green.