Violet Willow Trees, Large

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General Info RHS AGM
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Wet
Type Screening

Salix daphnoides Aglaia (Standard)

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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
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Willow, Violet Aglaia - Standard needs...
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    Tree Planting Pack

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Salix daphnoides Aglaia Standard Trees

This ornamental Violet Willow, Salix daphnoides Aglaia, is a male variety of the Violet Willow, Salix daphnoides. It is often pollarded or coppiced to encourage a constant display of young stems, which have the best colour. Because all Aglaia plants are male, they won't make any seeds. The fluffy catkins (which appear before the leaves) are silver-grey when they are new, later developing a bright coat of yellow pollen. This contrasts wonderfully well with the young, brightly coloured bark. Several species of butterfly caterpillars eat the leaves of this tree and even though it is infertile, it still provides a source of early pollen for bees. Violet Willows love moist acidic, peaty soil and are often found on mountainsides in the wild, where they enjoy the high rainfall - we don't recommend this tree for a dry garden unless you are happy to water it frequently. However, it is one of the few willows that will really thrive on the coast. It's not suitable for chalky ground and needs a sunny position, though it is hardy.

Salix daphnoides Aglaia is an excellent choice for pollarding and our standards are good for doing so at a height of 2-3 metres). Cut back hard every 2 years for the best display of young stems. 
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver, you can also buy wild Violet Willow plants in smaller sizes.

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

How Standard Trees are Measured: All our standards, are graded by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height. Standard trees are 2.5 - 4.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us.

Did You Know? 

The Violet Willow is a European native, widely found in a belt between Greece and the Baltic Sea. It is mainly grown for its decorative bark

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

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


    including VAT per order


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  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


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    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

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


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

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


    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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