Salix alba - White Willow

White willow

A beautiful, large, fast growing tree with deeply furrowed bark, Salix alba, like most willows, grows in most situations. S. alba in particular does especially well in exposed locations as a shelterbelt tree, and it also does well in riverside plantings for erosion control. Highly valued by wildlife, the wood can also be used in a variety of wood crafts, or even coppiced for firewood to heat your home. Its medicinal bark is also the original source of salicylic acid, better known as Aspirin.

Tolerates exposure
Soil: Any
Position: Full sun, some shade
Other uses: Living structures, reed beds, medicinal properties
Hardiness: Hardy
Height: up to 80ft (25m) Spread: 20ft (6m)
Type | Size: Bareroot | 2-3ft
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