Salix × pendulina 'Blanda'

Salix × pendulina 'Blanda' - weeping willow ’Blanda’

Genuine weeping willows, which have achieved almost mythical status, are unfortunately too frost-tender to be grown in Finland. However, when crossed with hardier species there is some chance of success. Of the hybrids tested at Mustila in the first years of this millennium, the most successful has been – surprisingly - a variety named ‘Blanda’, apparently a cross between crack willow (S. euxina) and Babylon weeping willow (S. babylonica), brought to Finland from Denmark by the willows enthusiast Tapani Uronen in 2003.