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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.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • 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
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • 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

Buy Varieties of SALIX

SALIX babylonica 'Tortuosa'

SALIX babylonica 'Tortuosa'  >

Commonly known as: Contorted willow, Tortured willow.
contorted stems and light-green leaves
£17.50 each

SALIX caprea

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Commonly known as: Goat willow, Palm willow, Pussy willow.
female form is known as 'Pussy Willow'
individually £6.50 each, 3+ £5.00 each
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SALIX caprea 'Kilmarnock'

SALIX caprea 'Kilmarnock'  >

Commonly known as: Goat willow, Pussy willow.
Top grafted weeping Kilmarnock willow
H/Std £30.00 each

SALIX cinerea

SALIX cinerea  >

Commonly known as: Grey sallow, Grey willow.
grey underside to the leaves
individually £6.50 each, 3+ £5.00 each

SALIX daphnoides

SALIX daphnoides  >

Commonly known as: Violet willow.
Large silver catkins, dark stems with glossy red shoots
£11.00 each

SALIX exigua   AWARD

SALIX exigua  >

Commonly known as: Coyote willow.
Silvery grey leaves. Suitable for sandy soils
£12.50 each
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SALIX fargesii   AWARD

SALIX fargesii  >

Commonly known as: Willow.
Stout branches with glossy-green new growth which turns reddish-brown. Buds are bright red. Long catkins are green in spring. A good ornamental shrub right through the year with dark green toothed leaves silky underneath
£14.50 each

SALIX hastata 'Wehrhahnii'   AWARD

SALIX hastata 'Wehrhahnii'  >

Commonly known as: Halberd-leaved willow.
Semi-dwarf willow with grey foliage. Catkins start white and turn yellow
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

SALIX helvetica   AWARD

SALIX helvetica  >

Commonly known as: Swiss willow.
silver grey catkins appear from small golden buds before the leaves
£12.50 each

SALIX lanata   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Woolly willow.
slow growing willow with rounded silvery- grey downy leaves and yellowish-grey woolly catkins. Suitable for a rock garden
£13.50 each
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SALIX moupinensis

SALIX moupinensis  >

Commonly known as: Willow.
Similar to S.fargesii but with smaller leaves. An attractive ornamental shrub all year round
£16.50 each

SALIX sachalinensis 'Sekka'

SALIX sachalinensis 'Sekka'  >

Commonly known as: Japanese fantail willow.
Japanese willow with flattened stems, ideal for flower arranging
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

SALIX x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'  AWARD

SALIX x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'  >

Commonly known as: Curly golden willow.
Vigorous contorted orangey yellow stems and green leaves
£14.00 each
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