phylicifolia - Tea-leaved
Here are two pictures of Salix phylicifolia, Tea-leaved
Picture of Salix phylicifolia in March
Picture of Salix phylicifolia in July
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Salix phylicifolia is a robust, many branched
shrub or small tree which generally grows to between 2 and 3 m high
but which can reach 5m. The bark of Tea-leaved willow is greyish
and lightly fissured and twigs are usually reddish-brown.
Leaves are rigid and coriaceous, they are bright
shiny green above and glaucous below. They do not turn black on
dying. Leaves are 2-6 cm long and 1-5cm wide and at first thinly
pubescent soon becoming glabrous on both sides.
Catkins appear with the leaves in April and May.
Males are yellow and between 1.5-4 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide, females
are a similar length but narrower tapering to a slender neck.
Salix phylicifolia is locally abundant
on moist rocky ground, commonly on carboniferous limestone, from
Lancashire and Yorkshire north to the Orkneys. It has been recorded
from near sea-level up to 670m in the Highlands. Tea-leaved willow
is very rare in Ireland being confined to the counties of Leitrim
This link will take you through to our shop showing which willow varieties we currently sell