The Eared Willow (salix aurita) is a deciduous shrub growing to 2.5m. It will succeed in most soils, including wet, ill-drained or intermittently flooded soils and nutritionally poor soils.
Trees and Shrubs
fine silky white hairs, particularly on the underside.
A willow native to Europe, and western and central Asia. It is a large deciduous tree up to 20-30 m tall. The name derives from the leaves, which are paler than most other willows, due to a covering of very
splinter easily, is required.
Often referred to simply as English Willow, is grown as a specialist timber crop in Britain, mainly for the production of cricket bats, but also for other uses where a tough, lightweight wood that does not
years to stimulate the production of longer young shoots with better colour.
A cultivar grown in gardens for its shoots, which are golden yellow for 1 - 2 years before turning brown. It is particularly decorative in winter; the best effect is achieved by coppicing it every 2 - 3
A deciduous shrub or small tree, reaching a height of 6 - 12m. The leaves are 3 - 12cm long, broader than most other willows. The flowers are soft silky, silvery catkins, produced in early spring before the
new leaves appear; the male and female catkins are on different plants
The Grey Sallow or Grey Willow is a 2 - 4m high dioecious shrub of the family Salicaceae that grows on wetland.Its natural area of distribution is Europe and Western Asia.
take root readily, enabling the species to colonise new areas
A rapidly growing tree to 27m tall, usually growing beside rivers. Its name derives from the twigs which break off very easily and cleanly at the base with an audible crack. The broken twigs / branches
A willow native to northern Europe and northern Asia. It is a large shrub or small tree growing to 14m tall. Its glossy leaves make it more decorative than many other willows, and it is often planted as
The Purple Willow or Purple Osier is a species of willow native to most of Europe and western Asia. It is a shrub to 1 - 2m tall. The flowers are small catkins, produced in early spring; they are often purple in colour.
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ripen from May to June and are pollinated by Bees.
A large shrub or small tree which grows at a fast rate to between 6 and 8m, and occasionally to 12m. It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from February to March, and the seeds