Golden Willow

Salix alba vitellina


Golden Willow is an attractive accent tree that's perfectly suited for those moist or wet areas on your property. This fast growing tree has glossy narrow leaves that turn gold in fall, furrowed brown bark and showy gold branches that especially stand out in the winter. Golden Willow is commonly used for windbreaks, shelterbelts, and ornamental planting. In addition to looking great, Golden Willow attracts a variety of birds and mammals with its twigs and buds. All willow are important to native pollinators each spring as they have higher amounts of pollen and nectar early each growing season when other food sources are scarce.

Golden Willow

SKU: 0002

    Zone: 2a
    Height: 15 m (49 ft)
    Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
    Moisture: normal, wet
    Light: full sun
    Fuzz/fluff: yes
    Catkins: yes
    Fall colour: golden yellow
    Bark: new shoots (growth) are bright yellow on the plant giving it a nice fall/winter appeal
    Growth rate: fast
    Life span: medium
    Maintenance: low
    Suckering: medium
    Pollution tolerance: high

    In row spacing: 2.4 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)
    Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)