‘Salix alba’ otherwise known as White Willow or Huntingdon Willow. Pot grown in the Scottish Highlands.
A valuable tree that offers early nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators at the beginning of Spring, and the branches make good nesting and roosting sites for birds.
Willows are prized for their slender, flexible stems, which have been used for many years to weave baskets and ‘cribs’ for animal food. Larger stems were traditionally used to make small sailing boats.
- Thrives in damp areas
- Grows up to 25m
- British native
- The catkins provide an early source of nectar and pollen for pollinating insects
- Hardy and low maintenance
Trees are around 40cm and 60cm tall supplied. Branches will be trimmed and trees supplied without plant pot for safe shipping and to reduce waste.