Salix alba Chermesina

Scarlet Willow

Estimated fully grown height 17-22m

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Product Details

Salix alba Chermisina is the brilliantly scarlet red stemmed variety of the white willow, it is also referred to as Salix alba Britzensis.

This tree has foliage typical for Willow, being narrow in shape and grey-green in colour. The foliage appears early in spring and remains on the tree until late in the autumn.

This willow is notable for having brilliant scarlet red-orange young stems that are most attractive during the winter time.

Salix alba Chermisina forms a mature tree that is more pyramidal in shape than other Willows, the bright red young shoots make it a superb choice for severe pruning and coppicing to form a multi-stem in order to accentuate this feature.

This tree received the Award of Garden Merit in 2002 and is a tough contender that will tolerate most moist soil conditions. Like most willow, this tree will tolerate extremely wet conditions, including planting in areas that experience regular flooding.

This specimen is a great choice for planting in parkland and also gardens with the space to accommodate its large size and vigorous growth. The bright red young shoots are particularly attractive in the winter sun against a bright blue sky and look fantastic against a dark evergreen background.

Mature height: 17-22m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Parkland, Wetland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Wet, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Good for waterlogged soil,
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.