Salix Fragilis – Crack Willow
So-named because its gnarled trunk can split with cracks and fissures as it grows, the Crack willow can be seen along riverbanks, around lakes, wet woodlands and boggy areas.
Like other willows, it produces catkins in spring.
A regularly pollarded tree, it has long, dark green leaves that are glossier than those of the White Willow, with more jagged teeth along the edges.
The planting season for bare-rooted trees and shrubs is generally between the months of November – March
- Type: Field Grown
- Size: Small
- Native to Britain: Yes