Salix alba

Salix alba
Coral Embers Willow


For a hedge, set out 3 to 4 feet apart. Plant in organic soil, moisture-retentive and well-drained; water during dry periods. Prefers full sun. Avoid planting near water lines because of the root system.


This is a rapid grower, easy to grow, and relatively trouble-free. Prune back 12 to 15 inches above ground level late each winter so the bright new growth will provide color in the garden the next winter. If left unpruned, it will grow up to 80 feet tall and 30 feet across. If pruned each year, it will make an attractive 4 to 6-foot hedge or specimen.


Zones 2-8