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botanical name:
Salix caprea
Salix caprea © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Goat Willow, Great Sallow, Pussy Willow
family:  Salicaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 12.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: silver
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Common British native small tree or large shrub. It is particularly noticeable in spring for its large catkins, which are yellow on the male form and silky silver on the female form giving it its common name 'Pussy Willow'. Often produces suckers.

cultivation:
Moist or wet soils, but will grown in dryer soils than most other species. Needs a sunny position.
Can be pruned or coppiced.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings.

other notes:
British native tree.
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