Male and female catkins on short side-shoots appear slightly before or with the leaves. Toothed, shiny, dark-green leaves, under-surface paler, slightly fragrant. Smooth peeling brown bark. Hairless twigs. Large shrub or small tree, height 4-10m.
Planted for basketry, many cultivars are grown. Damp ground, most frequently recorded from SE Ireland.
Identified by Paul Green
Almond Willow, Salix triandra