Scientific name: Salix alba
So-named for the silvery-white appearance of its leaves, the White Willow can be seen along riverbanks, around lakes and in wet woodlands. Like other willows, it produces catkins in spring.
When to seeJanuary to December
AboutThe White Willow is a large, fast-growing willow tree found along riverbanks, around lakes and in wet woodland. Its flowers appear in spring and its male catkins are long and yellow; male and female flowers grow on separate trees.
Like many of our native trees, it provides nectar for bees, food for caterpillars and nesting sites for birds.