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Commonly known as Willow
Very diverse of form and habit from dwarves suitable for troughs to huge weeping trees for planting near water, and some with brilliantly coloured winter shoots.
Embedded in culture for millenia. Coracles, cricket bats, wicker and medicine. Music and literature.
Genus of about 450 species of normally dioecious, deciduous trees and shrubs found in habitats ranging from lowland meadows and riverbanks to sand dunes and mountain screes worldwide, except Australia.
Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Full sun - prefers full sun.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for habit (weeping), catkins, foliage and coloured winter shoots. Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
Pests & Diseases - aphids, caterpillars, honey fungus, rust
Place of origin - worldwide, except Australia
Garden Location/Conditions - Bog garden
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Wet or boggy soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly
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