The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Ringlet willow in gardens

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There is a very singular variety of the Weeping willow cultivated in our gardens, under the name of the Ringlet willow; which is so remarkable in the form of its foliage, and so different from all other trees, that it is well worth a place as a curiosity. Each leaf is curled round like a ring or hoop, and the appearance of a branch in full foliage is not unlike a thinly curled ringlet; whence its common name. It forms a neat, middle-sized tree, with drooping branches, though hardly so pendent as the Weeping willow.