A truly spectacular ornamental tree commonly seen and admired along our British riverbanks. Weeping branches covered in long narrow yellow leaves stretch out and cascade like a waterfall all the way down to ground level.
All soil types, preferring moist and nutritious, acidic to alkaline.
Full sun to light shade tolerates heat and wind.
15-20 metres in both height and spread.
Yellow, 5cm long catkins appear in April, the same time as leaf shooting.
Deciduous, narrow long lanceolate shaped yellow-green leaves 8-12cm long.
Shallow, dense and far spreading root system, tolerant of long periods of ground flooding.
Brown to grey with deep grooving bark.
Broad and weeping.
Salix in ancient Indian language, meant water and like most Salix trees, the golden willow likes to be planted in areas with copious amounts of water.