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Salix vitelliana | Golden Willow - 280-320cm, 35lt

Salix vitelliana | Golden Willow - 280-320cm, 35lt

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Salix vitelliana, or Golden Willow, is a vigorous, spreading, multi-stemmed, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with golden yellow to orange stems, especially attractive in winter, toothed, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves, yellow in autumn, and small, insignificant, yellow catkins in spring. Male and female catkins are born on separate trees. Female flowers are followed by small capsules. Salix vitelliana is very adaptable and can grow in a wide range of soils, except chalk, but prefers average, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Resistant to frost. Low maintenance, doesn’t require much pruning, but since new stems have the best colour, it is recommended to cut them in winter to the ground. It can withstand coastal conditions. Golden Willow is an attractive, easy to grow, ornamental shrub. Perfect for shrub borders or informal hedges and screens in informal, cottage, and coastal gardens. It is great for the erosion control, planted along streams or ponds. Suitable for coastal gardens.
  • Common Name

    Golden Willow

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Europe, West Asia

  • Flower

    small, insignificant, yellow catkins

  • Foliage

    toothed, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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