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Salix alba ‘Caerulea’

White willow

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height18m to 25m
  • Spread7m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Salix alba ‘Caerulea’ (White willow). A fast-growing, weeping, deciduous, conical tree with blue-green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Cricket-bat willow, Willow

Origin

Europe, Northern Africa and Asia

Interest and use

Specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -45°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will require cool, moist soil with sun or partial-shade. These frost-hardy plants do best in areas with clearly defined seasons.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, by hardwood cuttings in the winter, by seed, or by layering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, gall mites and fungal diseases.

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