Ogham Studies - Saille (Willow)

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Re: Ogham Studies - Saille (Willow)

Postby DaRC » 19 Dec 2010, 10:57

The Weeping Willow is a hybrid, (Salix × Sepulcralis) of Peking Willow (Salix babylonica) from China and White Willow (Salix alba) from Europe.

Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that some/most Weeping Willows are hybrids?
Salix babylonica does grow in the UK but there is also the Golden Weeping Willow - the link below suggests that it was a German nursery that first produced the Golden Weeping Willow hybrid
http://www.jprwillow.co.uk/weeping_will ... enance.htm
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Re: Ogham Studies - Saille (Willow)

Postby Huathe » 19 Dec 2010, 17:50

Darc,

I know of two kinds of trees called " Golden Willow ". One is a form of the White Willow ( Salix Alba ) grown for its yellow shoots in winter. It is this form of the White Willow that is crossed with the Peking Willow ( Salix Babylonica ) to make the Golden Weeping Willow ( Salix Alba+Salix Babylonica ). This is, of course the second tree I know by the name " Golden Willow ". The only difference between the common Weeping Willow and the Golden Weeping Willow is the White Willow Parent of the Golden Weeping Willow is the Golden Variety while the Standard Weeping Willow has a parent that is a standard White Willow.

The site you posted has the Weeping Willow listed as Salix Babylonica, which is wrong. Salix Babylonica is the Peking Willow. A purebred parent crossed with the White Willow to create the Weeping Willow.

And yes, the golden variety of the Weeping Willow was first created in Germany.

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Re: Ogham Studies - Saille (Willow)

Postby DaRC » 23 Dec 2010, 12:42

Interesting that the beautiful Weeping Willow comes from an East meets West hybrid |-)
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Re: Ogham Studies - Saille (Willow)

Postby crewlle » 11 Apr 2011, 12:57

Interesting that the beautiful Weeping Willow comes from an East meets West hybrid |-)
Ya you right but still i'm not satisfied... :huh:
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Re: Ogham Studies - Saille (Willow)

Postby MiriamSPia » 07 Jun 2011, 19:12

Willow basics: wet is good. To soak up excess moisture in a low lying lawn or anything like that, plant willow. Big willows are mellow, pleasant and hang out near water. They are not the only trees that like it wet, but they sure do. I like the way they smell. There are some around here, but local to my current location there are some saplings I suspect were bought and brought in through a nearby nursery.

More at another time, but this is one of the ogham that I can think, "Yeah, willow trees - yeah, I've kinda known a few willows." |-)

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Re: Ogham Studies - Saille (Willow)

Postby Sallyinlancs » 22 Jul 2011, 00:49

Oooh the Willow is my tree! I don't know why or how, but I have a deep affinity with the willow. Perhaps it's my very watery astrological chart. ? Saille is my 'other name' (I don't even fully know what that means.... but I know it to be true!)

Anyway....... you can ask a wish of a willow: Ask a wish, tie a knot in one of its branches and when your wish is granted, return, give thanks, and untie the knot. Job's a good'un! :grin:

I have a lovely book called The Celtic Wisdom of Trees http://www.amazon.co.uk/Celtic-Wisdom-T ... 184181041X There's loads of interesting information in it! I'm not sure about copyright issues, or I'd copy & paste some here.

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