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Weeping willow problem

 On February 2015 we planted this weeping willow, by June same year it was beautiful: branches hanging from top to floor. Winter came lost all its leaves, by 2016 it looked kind of sad. It's leaves were never a green again: they were yellow and it's foliage was never full.  This year it's the same,  it's only sprouting leaves on the bottom half, almost none on top . I'd like to know what the problem could be; because it wast beautiful and I'd like it to be like that again . 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985
    I think you will be fortunate if that dies. A weeping willow isn't a tree to plant that close to the house. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    and they can get to over 50 feet across (tall and wide and correspondingly the roots as well!), you seriously might want to consider moving it (if it survives)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
    It's been planted in a totally unsuitable spot and looks desperately unhappy.  Not only is it too close to buildings, but the area looks dry as a bone ... other plants nearby are the sort that like a dryish, almost desert-like environment.  Willows are trees of water-meadows and riversides and need to have their toes in very damp/wet soil.

    Cut it down, dig it out and plant something that will be happy there and that won't damage your home or those of your neighbours. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,719
    I'm with the others. It looks like you've had a lucky escape. 
    May I ask your location? The agave and Trachycarpus would suggest somewhere hotter and drier than the UK.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
    edited March 2018
    Can I suggest a Mount Etna broom 

    A beautiful large shrub/small tree which would give you a similar weeping appearance, plus beautifully scented flowers in early summer, and which would be much happier in the drier conditions which you appear to have in your garden.  

    But do check it's future size when choosing whereabouts to plant it. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,821
    I agree.  A classic case of wrong plant, wrong place. 
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • ZxxviiZxxvii Posts: 2
    Thanks guys!! I am in Juárez, Mexico.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985
    your other plants look so right for the situation and that willow looks so wrong

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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