Salix Daphnoides (Violet Willow)
|Common Name(s)||:||Violet Willow,Willow|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest,Winter Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Coloured Bark|
|Growth Rate||:||Fast Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Medium (10-15m)|
|Tree uses||:||Woodland Sites,Garden|
|Soil Type||:||Moist Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Damp Sites,Parkland Trees|
The Violet Willow is an excellent choice for coppicing.
Native to Northern Europe, Central Asia and the Himalayas, this lovely tree was introduced into the UK in the late 1820s and won the Award of Merit in 1957.
The Violet Willow is an excellent choice for coppicing to show off its sensational purple-violet shoots overlaid with a white bloom.
Catkins are an attractive feature in spring.
This is a medium, fast growing tree with a rounded habit that thrives on most soils including wet ones.
The male clone ‘Aglaia’ is often grown by nurseries for ease of propagation but its properties are the same.
Mature height: 10-15m