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Salix caprea (Goat Willow)

Salix caprea (Goat Willow)

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Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Winter), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Salix caprea - Cultivation Notes

This larger native willow flourishes on moist / wet soils of any type in part / full sun. It is fast growing and is best reserved for native planting away from house..

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Salix caprea:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Salix caprea

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Salix caprea:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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