Salix Alba (White Willow)
|Common Name(s)||:||White Willow,Willow|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Summer Interest|
|Growth Rate||:||Fast Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree uses||:||Coastal Planting|
|Tree uses||:||Woodland Sites,Cold Exposed Sites,Damp Sites|
|Soil Type||:||Moist Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
The White Willow is a lovely subject for water-side plantings.
Our native White Willow is a lovely subject for water-side plantings.
Very prominent in our fenland landscape surrounding the nursery, it reacts well to regular pollarding where size becomes an issue.
A fast growing, large, conical tree with slender branches which droop at the tips.
The leaves give a characteristically silver appearance from a distance.
Catkins are borne in spring.
Although it is good in wet soils and will tolerate temporary flooding, it thrives in most soils, and is a fine choice for coastal areas.
Mature height: 20m+