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Almond Willow, Salix triandra

Almond Willow
Salix triandra
Saileach na dtrí bhall
Family: Salicaceae

Flowering April - May. Deciduous. Probably introduced.

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

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