Salix alba vitellina 'Yelverton'
Description: A deciduous tree, often grown as a shrub, with rich bronze-red stem colour. Narrow mid-green leaves are joined by fairly small catkins in late spring.
History: Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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