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Salix caprea 'Mas' (Goat willow 'Mas')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
6m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salix caprea 'Mas'

Other names

Goat willow 'Mas', Pussy willow 'Mas', Florist's willow 'Mas', Great sallow 'Mas', Kilmarnock willow 'Mas', Northamptonshire palm 'Mas', Palm willow 'Mas'

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Mas' _ 'Mas' is a large, upright, deciduous shrub with broadly ovate to elliptic, dark-green leaves, grey-green beneath, and, in spring before the leaves emerge, large, soft, grey catkins with yellow anthers.


Salix caprea 'Mas' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Yellow, Silvery-grey in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies

Anthracnose diseases , Rust Anthracnose diseases , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Grafting, Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Salix caprea 'Mas' (Goat willow 'Mas') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moderately fertile soil in full sun.

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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Salix caprea 'Mas'

Other names

Goat willow 'Mas', Pussy willow 'Mas', Florist's willow 'Mas', Great sallow 'Mas', Kilmarnock willow 'Mas', Northamptonshire palm 'Mas', Palm willow 'Mas'

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Mas' _ 'Mas' is a large, upright, deciduous shrub with broadly ovate to elliptic, dark-green leaves, grey-green beneath, and, in spring before the leaves emerge, large, soft, grey catkins with yellow anthers.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Silvery-grey in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Anthracnose diseases , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Grafting, Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salix caprea 'Mas' (Goat willow 'Mas') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moderately fertile soil in full sun.

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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Salix caprea 'Mas' (Goat willow 'Mas')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Agrilus fleischeri

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Pest of poplar; native to East Asia. Likely to be damaging if introduced to the UK. Protecting against the risk of entry via wood packaging material and other means remains a priority. A Europe-wide assessment would be helpful; to consider strengthened regulation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Salix caprea 'Mas' (Goat willow 'Mas')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Salix caprea 'Mas' (Goat willow 'Mas')

Common pest name

Namangan longhorn beetle

Scientific pest name

Xylotrechus namanganensis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest originating in Asia; some uncertainty regarding risk to UK; further work needed to assess climatic suitability.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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