One of the largest willow, the crack willow is named after it character of splitting with fissures and the sound of its branches make when they break.
With simple leaves and tiny flowers in catkins; male and female catkins are found on separate trees, which open before the leaves.
Prefers wet soils and is a feature of wetland areas like the Somerset levels, where it's pollarded to stop it splitting in old age.
Value To Wildlife:
The leaves provide a food source to moth caterpillars, while the flowers attract bee and other beneficial insects.
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.
Time to maximum height
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