It is propagated by offsets, which are often planted in September or October, but the principal crop should not be got in earlier than February or the beginning of March.
Attached to the rod by offsets are one or more plunger or bucket pumps, set at intervals in the shaft.
Babylonica is sometimes spoken of as Pope's willow, having been cultivated by that poet, or as Napoleon's willow, because his tomb at St Helena is overshadowed by a tree of this species, from which many offsets exist or are reputed to exist in modern gardens.
They are readily propagated by offsets or by seed.
Are called the offsets from the diagonal to the angular points.