Common Osier

Salix Viminalis

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A fast-growing native shrub, with glossy, linear and dark green leaves, that can reach its full height in just a couple of years.
Produces slender greenish catkins, which open before the leaves in late winter.

Growing Conditions:
Thrives on wet soils and can often be found lining the banks of streams. A position in full sun is ideal.

Value To Wildlife:
A great source of food and shelter for British wildlife and can even decontaminate the soils it is planted in!

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.
This is a deciduous tree and so will shed its leaves in autumn, in order to protect itself from the cold winter weather. Come spring, it’ll burst back into bud and begin to flourish once more.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival. Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds. For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    Yes
  • Flowering

    Yes
  • Fruit

    Catkin
  • Growth rate

    Vigorous
  • Maximum height

    4-8m
  • Time to maximum height

    2-5 years
  • Tree type

    Deciduous