Salix Alba - White Willow
- Supplied 60-90cm tall Bare Root
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White willow are slender, with yellow-green drooping branches that love boggy locations. White willow is a native tree common all over the UK, more so in the lowland river areas. It can be a large tree up to 25m with a flowing shape. It has long slender leaves with a white underside visible in any breeze giving the tree a glistening effect. Willows are fast growing, extremely adaptable trees that will grow in almost any conditions including permanently waterlogged soils. They can also tolerate a certain degree of salt and wind exposure.
Willow trees can be coppiced to produce a large number of stems that can be used for weaving, fences, etc. They are easy to grow and are excellent for screening, windbreak, sound barrier, country or farmland planting.
Where to Plant
Plant full sun to partial shade, wet, waterlogged, and boggy locations with clay, chalk / limestone, and light sandy soils. They will grow to about 20m+ when mature, but can be pruned each year to manageable heights.