Area of origin: Europe, Asia.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 6m (19,7'), width up to 4m (13').
Soil Type: Very rich and fertile and moist.
Hardiness: Hardy to -32°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
The leaves, finely toothed and dark green and shiny on top and pale green and matt underneath. This tree is often cut low as the young branches are used in basketwork, they are sharp and pointed, a red-brown or olive colour. They are usually planted along waterways and around ponds and lakes, either alone or in groups.
• See the Willows catalogue