Salix alba Chermesina

Scarlet willow

S. alba Chermesina (syn. Britzensis) is a beautiful, mid-sized, fast growing tree, with an amazing scarlet winter colour giving an incredible backdrop, or specimen plant for any garden. A popular cultivar of its parent Salix alba, like most willows it grows in most situations and is becoming a popular basketry willow for its long lasting colour. Also highly valued by wildlife, the wood can also be used in various wood crafts. It can grow in smaller gardens and, coppiced in March, provides consistent winter colour.

Tolerates some exposure
Soil: Any
Position: Full sun, some shade
Notable uses: Living structures, reed beds, shelter belts, firewood
Hardiness: Hardy
Height: upto 60ft (18m) Spread: 20ft (6m)
Type | Size: Bareroot | 2-3ft
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