Q.Willow Trees: Are there pink willow trees and which are the dwarf willows?
WE are looking for colorful weeping dwarf willow trees 2) to help with a wet area in our yard.
We do not want the full size weeping willow and would prefer a colorful one. Weeping Cherry tress do not take up as much water as weeping willows right?
What do you suggest and where to purchase, We live in Connecticut.
We want to plant tem just off the lawn to the right and left behind the shed. It’s very wet there and it’s mostly clay. See photos We are hoping they will help dry up that ares a little so the mower doesn’t have issues back there. Suggestions?
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You may be referring to the dappled willow cultivar named 'Hakuro-nishiki.' It is hardy in zones 4-9 so that covers you. Its new growth is sprinkled with pink and is easy to find in nurseries in springtime.
You are correct in that weeping cherries prefer average water needs.
Here is some information that may be helpful.