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Salix alb vit Britzensis
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Salix alba vitellina 'Britzensis'


Syn : Salix alba 'Chermesina' (Scarlet Willow)

Description: A vigorous medium-sized deciduous tree of compact habit with scarlet-orange winter stems. Small, yellow catkins appear in the spring alongside new mid-green, narrow foliage.

History: Raised from seed at Britz in Germany.

Salix Growing Tips: Suitable for damp places especially. Position to highlight winter sun on stems. Hard pruning in early spring is recommended of those grown for their winter stem colour.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Tolerates exposed site Tolerates exposed site
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Hard prune Hard prune