Crack Willow

Salix Fragilis

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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.

Growing Conditions:
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.

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

    15m
  • Time to maximum height

    20 years
  • Tree type

    Deciduous