Beautiful, narrow silvery leaves in spring / summer which turn golden-yellow in a good crisp autumn before falling. Small, yellow catkins appear on the branches in spring.
Makes a fine standalone tree or can be pruned regularly to create a smaller shrub with an excellent foliage effect.
The Willow family. Attractive trees and shrubs, valuable for their colourful bark, elegant, often silvery leaves and decorative catkins in early spring. Salix vary widely in height, although even the tallest may be kept to a manageable size by pollarding or coppicing them in spring, after the catkin display.
Willows enjoy a heavy soil but will grow in light soil if moist.
Height: 25' but can be kept to required height with annual pruning.
Common name(s): Silver Willow; Royal Willow