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Salix (Willow)

Salix alba 'Sericea'

Salix alba 'Sericea'
Salix alba 'Sericea'

Salix alba 'Sericea' - Siberian White or Silver Leaved Willow

Description: small tree; 10 m (32'); leaves are a bright silver color on both sides; new grow is green and flexible

Conditions: full sun to light shade; ample water; leaves will remain on the branches well into winter

Coldest zone: 3 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Uses: basketry, living willow structures, screening

This picture was taken in October and is of a group of two year old plants that are coppiced in the late winter every year.

Comparison of willow stems and leaves

Lists of various willow uses

Visit the USDA website to see a map of US states where Salix alba is found growing in the wild. You may then click on the individual states to see the counties where S. alba has been found.

From this we are able to deduce that the variety S. alba 'Sericea' and the other Salix albas should grow well in probably every State in the continental US, provided you can give it the moist conditions that it requires.