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SALIX

Commonly known as Golden weeping 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
    Narrowly lance-shaped, tapered, bright-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Height
    15m (50ft)
  • Spread
    15m (50ft)
  • Tree
    Fast-growing, wide-spreading tree with slender, golden-yellow shoots, pendent to the ground. Produces slender catkins to 5cm (2in) long, yellow males and green females often present on the same tree. Catkins are produced with the leaves.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. S. alba 'Tristis' of gardens. Especially effective over water.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles, sawflies, willow scale, anthracnose, honey fungus, rust.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Cross between S. alba and S. babylonica.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Weeping / pendulous
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
15m (50ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (50ft)
 

Buy Varieties of SALIX

SALIX babylonica 'Tortuosa'

SALIX babylonica 'Tortuosa'

Contorted willow, Tortured willow

contorted stems and light-green leaves

 
£18.50 each 
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SALIX caprea

SALIX caprea

Goat willow, Palm willow, Pussy willow

female form is known as 'Pussy Willow'

 
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SALIX caprea 'Kilmarnock'

SALIX caprea 'Kilmarnock'

Goat willow, Pussy willow

top grafted weeping Kilmarnock willow

 
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£40.00 each 
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SALIX cinerea

SALIX cinerea

Grey sallow, Grey willow

grey underside to the leaves

 
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SALIX daphnoides

SALIX daphnoides

Violet willow

large silver catkins, dark stems with glossy red shoots

 
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SALIX exigua

SALIX exigua

Coyote willow

silvery grey leaves. Suitable for sandy soils

 
£17.50 each 
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SALIX fargesii

SALIX fargesii

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

 
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SALIX gracilistyla 'Mt. Aso'

SALIX gracilistyla 'Mt. Aso'

Japanese pussy willow

bushy willow with bluish leaves. Catkins are pink with a silvery sheen

 
£25.00 each 
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SALIX hastata 'Wehrhahnii'

SALIX hastata 'Wehrhahnii'

Halberd-leaved willow

semi-dwarf willow with grey foliage. Catkins start white and turn yellow

 
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SALIX helvetica

SALIX helvetica

Swiss willow

silver grey catkins appear from small golden buds before the leaves

 
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SALIX lanata

SALIX lanata

Woolly willow

slow growing willow with rounded silvery- grey downy leaves and yellowish-grey woolly catkins. Suitable for a rock garden

 
£14.00 each 
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SALIX magnifica

SALIX magnifica

Willow

magnolia-like leaves. Upright catkins are reddish at first fading to yellow. A most impressive species as a freestanding plant

 
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SALIX moupinensis

SALIX moupinensis

Willow

similar to S.fargesii but with smaller leaves. An attractive ornamental shrub all year round

 
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£16.50 each 
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SALIX purpurea 'Nancy Saunders'

Willow

blueish green leaves on slender red shoots

 
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SALIX udensis 'Golden Sunshine'

SALIX udensis 'Golden Sunshine'

Dragon willow, Japanese fantail willow

bright yellow-green leaves. Insignificant catkins

 
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SALIX x udinensis 'Sekka'

SALIX x udinensis 'Sekka'

Japanese fantail willow

Japanese willow with flattened stems, ideal for flower arranging

 
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SALIX x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'

SALIX x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'

Curly golden willow

vigorous contorted orangey yellow stems and green leaves

 
£16.00 each 
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