Saix pentandra catkins in detail
Saix pentandra catkins in detail
The foliage of Salix pentandra in detail
Salix pentandra in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
Medium Bay Willow, Bay-leaved Willow, Laurel Willow from this batch

Salix pentandra

Bay Willow, Bay-leaved Willow, Laurel Willow

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Salix petandra is an interesting and often overlooked Willow tree that is native to Northern Europe and Asia and is found growing wild in northern areas of Britain.

The common names for this tree are derived from the deep green and very glossy leaves that give this tree a distinctly evergreen look.  The catkins are produced with the foliage and are yellowy green in colour.

At maturity, Salix pentandra has rounded crown and reaches a medium height.  Like all Willows, the Bay Willow will tolerate wet soils and a wide range of soil conditions.

This tree is an interesting and tough addition to any planting scheme and is worth considering for specimen planting in parkland and indeed for traditional, native tree planting in large gardens.  The interesting foliage often catches people out, as it really does masquerade well as an evergreen tree, especially if you are trying to make an identification from a branch or cutting!

Mature Height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, 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
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.