Invasive Plant Factsheet: Non-Native Willows

Brought to the U. S. in the 1700s by European settlers, these natives of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa have since escaped from cultivation and naturalized in minimally managed areas. Chinese weeping willow, Salix babylonica, is listed as invasive in Arlington. S. alba and its weeping cultivar (S. fragilis), which is often used in landscapes, are considered problematic in the City of Alexandria.

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Brought to the U. S. in the 1700s by European settlers, these natives of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa have since escaped from cultivation and naturalized in minimally managed areas. Chinese weeping willow, Salix babylonica, is listed as invasive in Arlington. S. alba and its weeping cultivar (S. fragilis), which is often used in landscapes, are considered problematic in the City of Alexandria.

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet (Legal Size): Non-Native Willows (Salix alba, S. babylonica & S. fragilis)

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