If you are looking for unique accent trees or shrubs for your landscape, ornamental weeping trees should definitely be on your landscaping list.
Often providing stunning blooms in spring, the artistic form of weeping trees and changing seasonal characteristics provide year-round visual interest.
You might think that these trees are fragile , but many are actually tolerant of adverse growing conditions.
Need a cold hardy variety? White Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry is a cold hardy variety that works for a multitude of locations in zones 5-9.
For cold hardy and extreme heat tolerance, the Weeping Siberian Pea Shrub Tree Form tolerates extreme heat or cold in zones 3-7.
Need a drought tolerant variety? Weeping Pink Infusion Cherry Tree is a heat and drought tolerant variety that grows in full sun zones 4 -8.
See additional unique varieties below.
Weeping Siberian Pea Shrub Tree Form
Caragana arborescens ‘Pendula’
This show stopping tree has small oval-shaped leaves that are a yellow-green coloration with the cutest yellow pea-like flowers that bloom in the spring.
Grows to a height of 10-12 feet and spread of only 4-5 feet. Super resilient in extreme heat and cold, grow this spectacular tree in zones 3 – 7.
Fragrant flowers of the Weeping Siberian Pea put on a spectacular display of yellow flowers against contrasting yellow green leaves in spring.
In the fall, the yellow-green foliage becomes a bright yellow against twisted weeping branches that is sure to draw attention. Use in dull spots in the garden to brighten with illuminating green and yellow tones.
Cold hardy tree grows in full sun or partial shade in well drained soil of zones 3-7.
April Showers Weeping Crabapple Tree
Malus mill. ‘Uebo”
Mature height of 6-8 feet and spread 5-6 feet make this a perfect specimen for small spaces or softening corners of structures.
White spring blossoms and fall crimson-red fruits are just a few of the exciting features of this elegant tree.
Fragrant white flower blossoms adorn the weeping branches in the spring, attracting pollinators to their sweet scent. As the tree’s blossoms fade, dark green foliage emerges to add depth to the landscape around it all summer.
Fall brings crimson-red fruits that dangle like ornaments from its branches which attract songbirds looking for a feast before winter!
Grow this disease resistant tree in full sun zones 4 – 8.
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White Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry
Prunus x ‘Snofozam’ White
This small dwarf compact weeping tree just keeps on giving all year with spectacular seasonal displays and artistic form.
With a mature height of 8-15 feet and spread no more than 10′, the White Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry is manageable for a wide variety of landscaping choices in zones 5 – 9.
Early in spring, you’ll be thrilled to experience the stunning display of pure white blossoms that flower before the leaves appear. The cascading waterfall of blooms will attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Following the blooms crisp green glossy leaves fill the weeping branches and stay dark green all summer long.
And get ready for fall when the leaves develop spectacular fall display of orange and red. What a gift for small yards to have a tree that works so hard in spring, summer and fall for you!
Cold-hardy, moderate growing and compact, this tree is ideal for small gardens or as an accent near the front door. Plant in rows along driveways or walks for year-round enjoyment.
Weeping Pink Infusion Cherry Tree
Prunus x ‘Wepinzam’
This Cherry Tree shouts the arrival of spring with showy double ruffled flowers that slowly fade from medium pink to a soft and subtle pink and white.
As for winter, you will love being able to admire and study the pendulum web of branches that make this such a unique tree.
Rising to a mature height of 20-25 feet, the Weeping Pink Infusion Cherry Tree makes an astounding statement in any landscape. Give it plenty of room to grow to a spread of 20 – 25 feet.
A web of weeping branches invite attention from onlookers in the winter, and in spring astound with buds that explode into big fluffy flowers.
Grow in full sun in zones 4-8. This pristine weeping cherry is heat tolerant, drought-tolerant, and has a superior resistance to shot hole fungus.
Weeping French Pussy Willow
Salix caprea ‘Pendula’
Mature height of 6-8 feet and spread 8-10 feet make this a perfect specimen for small spaces or small homes.
The Pussy Willow branch is often used in flower arrangements to highlight bark and charming fuzzy catkins.
French Pussy Willow trees thrive by water and can handle full sun or light shade in zones 4 – 8. Use in rain gardens, near downspouts or low areas of your yard.
Fast growing and long lived with minimal care. French Pussy Willow has dark green foliage that covers the branches in summer and golden-yellow tones that develop in fall. Watch for birds that love to play under the umbrella canopy.
Whitewater Weeping Redbud
Cercis canadensis ‘Whitewater’
This fabulous beauty stands at only 6-8 feet high, making it a perfect focal point for the smallest of spaces.
Variegated leaves highlight the stunning character of this tree in summer, but only after a spectacular display of purple flowers in spring.
Whitewater Weeping Redbud shouts the arrival of spring with purple-pink flowers that emerge on bare branches. Butterflies and beneficial pollinators will flock to the early nectar of the pea-shaped flowers.
As the heart shaped leaves appear, they will be variegated with mostly white and green. As summer progresses, the leaves will slowly transition to green with white. What an amazing miracle to enjoy all season!
Grow this small space Redbud in zones 6 – 9 in full sun or partial shade. Redbud trees require well-drained soil that is kept evenly moist. It takes a little time for young Redbuds to leaf out in spring but be patient – it will be well worth the wait!
Purple Plunge Weeping Flowering Plum
Prunus cereasifera ‘NCPR-7’
Mature height of 7-10 feet and only spread 3-4 feet to make this a perfect specimen for narrow vertical space.
Brilliant reddish-purple foliage on weeping form makes this beauty stand out all season.
Vigorous growing weeping Flowering Plum thrives in full sun zones 5-9. Requires moderate moisture and moderate fertility.
A fantastic small weeping tree that explodes in spring with light pink, fragrant flowers all along the dark purple stamens and dark purple stems. As the pink flowers finish, the deep dark reddish-purple foliage emerges with near pink veins. Stunning color combination!
Morioka Weeping Katsura Tree
Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Morioka Weeping’
Layers of cascading branches fall elegantly downward on this enchanting tree. Every angle provides a different view that captures one’s curiosity.
Low maintenance grows in full sun zones 5 – 8. Mature height of 12 – 20 feet, can get as tall as 40 feet in ideal conditions.
As if this tree does not provide enough mystical charm with it’s elegant shape, it’s ever-changing leaf colors wow the senses each season too.
In the spring, the reddish-purple foliage quickly cascades into a blue-green coloration as summer sets in. The most vibrant of foliage is during the fall with its bright, butter-yellow with orange tones appearing like a big bonfire in your landscaping.
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