White Willow

Basisdaten

white willow (Salix alba) leaf
white willow (Salix alba) leaf
  • white willow (Salix alba) leaf
  • white willow (Salix alba) leaf underside
  • white willow (Salix alba) buds
  • white willow (Salix alba) trunk / bark
  • white willow (Salix alba) tree
  • white willow (Salix alba) tree in winter
description: 

The White willow is native to Europe and western and central Asia. The white hairs on the leaves of the willow in the wind can appear silvery. Like all willows, the white willow is an important bee pasture.

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Tree profile

name botanical: 
Salix alba
family: 
Willow family (Salicaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
up to 25 m (82 ft)
leaf: 

The lanceolate leaves of the Silver willow are tomentose on both sides and are up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. The leaf margin is finely serrated.

leaf shape: 
oblong
leaf margin: 
serrated
leaf position: 
alternate
fall foliage: 
yellow orange
flowering: 
April - May
blossom color: 
gray-white
blossom description: 

The gray-white catkins of willow are 3 - 6 cm (1.2 - 2.4 in) large.

fruit: 

Catkins from small seeds, gray-green in color.

branches: 

The branches are thin, flexible and yellow - reddish brown. The buds are red-brown and lie on the branch.

bark: 
The bark is smooth white-gray, later fissured gray to black-gray.
root: 
Shallow-rooting-plant, far reaching roots
location: 
Sun to slight shade
soil: 
sandy to loamy to strong loamy
ph value: 
acidic to alkaline
usage: 

pioneer plant, riverbank area

Typical diseases for White Willow

Typical fungi for White Willow