Pekin Willow or Babylon Willow
Salix babylonica L.

OTHER COMMON NAMES Sauce de Babilonia (español); salgueiro chorón (Portugués); weeping willow (inglés).
SYNONYMS Salix pendula Moench
FAMILY Salicaceae
ORDER Salicales
SUBCLASS Dillenidae
CLASS Magnoliopsida
DIVISION Magnoliophyta

Native to East Asia, North of China, Korea and Mongolia.
It is a deciduous tree, which can rach a height of 8 m. It has a thick and widing trunk, sometimes bended. Its bark is green-yellow when young and greyish-brown when adult.
Its leaves are alternate over the branches and sawed edge. They are light green on their surface and lighter on their back. They become yellow before falling in autumn.
It has dioecious flowers, it has male inflorescence of a length of 2.5-5 cm. They are pale yellow. The female inflorescence in hanging catkins. They appear in spring with the leaves.