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Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)

Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)


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A multi-branched shrub or tree, usually 4-6m in height and up to 10m. It has a dark grey/brown trunk which becomes quite fissured with age. It is a wetland species being naturally found in marshes acid bogs and along watercourses, the subspecies native to the UK and Western Europe being Salix cinerea ssp. oleifolia.

Suitable Soil Conditions

  • Acid Soil
  • Alkali Soil
  • Heavy Soil
  • Wet Soil
  • Very Wet Soil

Suitable Site Conditions

  • Exposed Site
  • Shaded Site

Ultimate Tree Height

  • 0 - 10m

Growth Rate

  • Fast