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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
Fruit: Green in Summer
Tree shape: Rounded
Plant with: Cornus alba 'Sibirica' (Siberian dogwood)
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.
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|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
Discuss Salix caprea (Goat willow) with other Shoot members.
Closely related is the grey sallow Salix cinerea, which has smaller, more oblong leaves. Like the many other members of the willow family, both are a valuable source of nectar for insects in the early spring, and support more kinds of moth than any species of tree other than oak and birch.
Pussy willow or goat willow is a small, many stemmed, deciduous tree or shrub. Closely related is the grey sallow Salix cinerea, which has smaller, more oblong leaves. Like the many other members of the willow family, both are a valuable source of nectar for insects in the early spring, and support more kinds of moth than any species of tree other than oak and birch.
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