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Botanical name: Salix caprea
Other names: Goat willow, Pussy willow, Sally, Palm willow, Florists willow, Great sallow, Sallow, Northamptonshire palm
Species: S. caprea - S. caprea is a deciduous shrub or small tree with broad leaves and soft silky, silvery catkins, produced in early spring before the new leaves appear. The male and female catkins are on different plants.
Salix caprea is: Deciduous
Flower: Silvery-grey in Spring
Foliage: Green in Summer
Tree shape: Rounded
Pruning: Can be pollarded every 3-4 years.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Salix caprea (Goat willow) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Coastal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in full sun. Dislikes shallow chalk soil.
Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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