The foliage of Salix alba in detail
The foliage of Salix alba in detail
Mature specimen of Salix alba in a naturalised setting
Mature specimen of Salix alba in a naturalised setting
Salix alba in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
Medium White Willow from this batch

Salix alba

White Willow

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

Salix alba, known as White Willow, is a lovely native tree that thrives on wetland sites all over the UK.

Fast growing, its silver green leaves that emerge in the spring turn to yellow as they are ready to fall in the autumn. 

Part of a willow’s game plan is to drop twigs and limbs as they mature as these can root where they land and so start again. With this in mind Salix alba isn’t a great choice for a garden but can be routinely coppiced to keep juvenile on soils that are prone to flooding.

If left to its own devices it can reach over 20 metres tall by pretty much the same wide! Great for riverbank and lakeside planting.

Mature Height: 17-22m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Coastal, 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.