Salix triandra

Thie one was grown from a cutting, from UK, during the spring 2006. It was planted near the hedgerow by J.

Almond Willow or Almond-leaved Willow

Salix triandra usually grows on river banks and wetlands.

It is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 10 m tall, usually multistemmed, with an irregular, often leaning crown. The bark is smooth grey-brown at first, becoming scaly on older stems with large scales exfoliating (like a plane tree) to leave orange-brown patches. The leaves are broad lanceolate, 4-11 cm long and 1-3 cm wide, with a serrated margin; they are dull dark green above and green to glaucous-green below, with a 1–2 cm petiole with two conspicuous basal stipules. The flowers are produced in catkins in early spring at the same time as the new leaves, and pollinated by insects. They are dioecious, with male and female catkins on separate trees; the male catkins are 2.5–8 cm long, the female catkins 2–4 cm long. The male flowers have three stamens, a useful identification feature with most other willows having two or five stamens

Family: Salicaceae

Genus: Salix

Species: triandra

Type: Shrub

Type other: Tree

Height: 10m

Planted: 2007

Updated: 2008

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Maria

Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...