The Golden Willow is a large, low-branching tree that forms a broad round crown with slender drooping branches. Originating from Europe and central Asia, it is widely planted within our region. It does well in moist areas and tolerates flooding, often used near ponds and streams. The Golden Willow is an attractive, functional shade tree which can also be used as a wind break.
- Scientific Name: Salix alba
- Key feature: Shade tree, wind screem
- Plant type: Deciduous
- Cold hardiness zones: 2 – 9
- Light needs: Sun to Partial shade
- Water Needs: Moist
- Average landscape size: 40′- 65′ Tall; 20′ – 30′ Wide