Salix Alba - White Willow
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.
Common Name: White Willow
Growth Rate: Fast Growing
Planting Location: Full sun, partial shade
Soil Type: Wet, boggy, damp conditions but well drained. Avoid dry areas
pH: neutral, alkaline, acid
Fertilise: Rootgrow upon initial planting and thereafter
Planting Distance: 3 per metre single row for hedging Hardiness: Hardy
Spread: 8 metres
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