Has arching, wide-spreading branches that weep to the ground. Branches are polished brown and covered with slender, deep-green leaves with blue-grey undersides. Slender catkins appear with new spring leaves. Wonderful paddock, park, or shade tree. Looks great planted next to water. Salix babylonica (Weeping Willow) grows to 9m (H) x 9m (W) in 10 years.