Bay willow Salix pentandra

bay willow


S. pentandra is is a bushy deciduous tree to 10m tall, with glossy dark green leaves to 12cm long, and 5cm long catkins in early summer, the showy males yellow, the females green

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      bay willow bay-leaved willow laurel-leaved willow sweet willow willow bay see more

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      8-12 metres

    • Spread

      wider than 8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 1

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by greenwood cuttings in nearly summer or by hardwood cuttings in winter

  • insectPests

    Aphids and caterpillars can be a problem

  • microbeDiseases

    Willow anthracnose, scab and canker are sometimes problematic, as are honey fungus and rust diseases