Salix Alba - White Willow tree 10/12cm girth
Salix Alba or White Willow is a quick growing, native tree of diverse habit that can be planted on wet and coastal sites.
White Willow is a deciduous, large conical tree with slender branches that droop at the tips.The leaves are a light green colour on top and slightly hairy and silvery underneath. Salix Alba trees can grow up to 10–20m tall, with a trunk up to 1m diameter and an irregular, often-leaning crown. The leaves of the tree are paler than most other willows, due to a covering of fine, silky white hairs. The leaves produce tiny flowers in catkins in early spring.
The Salix Alba tree is often pollarded for its timber.
This is a great tree for larger gardens, parks and woodlands with great seasonal interest.
- 10/12cm girth
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Salix Alba - White Willow tree
- Size: 10/12cms girth standard.
Girth in CM equates roughly to height in feet. For example: 10/12cm girth = 10/12ft tall.
- Botanical name/s: Salix Alba
- Common name/s: White Willow tree
- Flower / Foliage: Small catkins in early spring.
- Plant type: Deciduous
- Flowering period: spring
- Mature height: 20m
- Mature spread: 10m
- Growth Rate: Very Fast
- Recommended usage: Ideal in any larger size garden, park or woodland as a specimen, can be cut back hard (pollarded) for smaller spaces. Often planted near water and can cope well in coastal areas.
- Nursery grown: Yes
After Care / Plant Maintenance
- The White Willow will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
- Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
- Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
- Remove any weeds from around the base of the Salix tree (including grass).
- Position/Aspect: North, south, east or west facing
- Soil: All moist to wetter soils
- Hardiness: Salix alba is hardy in the UK
- Plant maintenance: Low maintenance
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