Scarlet Willow, Large Trees

General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Alkaline/Chalky, Wet
Type Screening
Ornamental Beautiful Bark

Salix alba Britzensis (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £89.94Sold out for the season£74.94Sold out for the season£69.96
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £124.98Sold out for the season£104.40Sold out for the season£94.44
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK

£37.62

Willow, Scarlet - Standard needs...
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Salix alba Britzensis: Bareroot Coral Bark Willow Trees in Standard Sizes

The Coral Bark or Scarlet Willow tree, Salix alba Britzensis has fantastic, yellow, red and orange young branches for a great winter display.
This Willow can reach a height of about 20 metres, but is usually pollarded to encourage new growth.

Browse our variety of willow trees or our full range of garden trees.

The trees on this page are delivered as large standards, suitable for pollarding at a height of about 2-3 metres. If you want a lower plant, or to prune it as a coppiced shrub, use our sapling Scarlet Willows.


Delivery season: Willow trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: 20m
  • Soil: Loves wet soil in full sun
  • Fabulous red-orange bark on new stems
  • Responds well to hard pruning
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Willows

Willows thrive best on wet soil in full sun, ideally beside water, but really are not fussy as long they have enough light. This species likes chalk.

They respond well to pruning, and are perfect for coppicing and pollarding.

Did You Know?

This tree's parent, Salix alba, is native in Britain, and it was raised in Britz, Germany by Ludwig Späth (1793-1883) in 1878. Its new stems look a lot like Cornus sibirica. It is sometimes sold as Chermesina, which is a different but very similar variety.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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