Weeping trees, with their long, sweeping branches and pendulous structure are perfect for creating a focal point in any garden. They can add drama and intrigue, a touch of the exotic or add a sense of peace and tranquillity to your planting scheme. Whatever the effect you're looking to create, there's sure to be a weeping ornamental tree that will suit your needs.
Weeping Willows are perfect for creating calm with their ground-reaching boughs which sway in the breeze. If you're worried about a soil problem or less than perfect planting conditions then fear not, as our Weeping Willow varieties will thrive in virtually all soil types even on boggy waterlogged ground. If you prefer evergreen, consider a blue Atlas Cedar or a weeping Cotoneaster or one of the weeping Holly trees - all great choices, retaining their beautiful foliage in all seasons.
For those who consider flowers to be the most important factor, you're sure to fall in love with one of our varieties of weeping Flowering Cherry trees with masses of pure white or blush or deep pink flowers in early Spring. If your aim is to provide impact using colour, consider a weeping (sometimes called mound forming) Japanese Maple, displaying crimson leaves in autumn, or the vibrant purple/bronze tones of the purple weeping Crab Apple with it's striking red/purple flowers in Spring and wildlife-friendly deep purple fruits in Winter adding to its appeal.
Due to their exceptional and somewhat mysterious beauty, weeping trees have come to symbolise a range of things in different cultures. Weeping Willow trees, arguably the most majestic of all the weeping varieties, symbolise various concepts. To some, the Weeping Willow symbolises everlasting life and overcoming the impossible due to its robust nature and ability to thrive in adverse conditions. For example, it's one of very few species that will fare well in standing water. On the contrary, in Greek mythology it symbolises death, and would often be found in graveyards, or planted in memory of a loved one. It also widely symbolises femininity - due to its graceful nature - fertility and sexuality, as well as healing due to its medicinal uses.
Weeping Flowering Cherry trees are thought to represent friendship. This is due to them having been imported as a gift from Japan to the USA in the late 20th Century. Weeping Birch trees, on the other hand, widely symbolise new beginnings and cleansing of the past.