White Willow hedge (Salix Alba) description
White Willow is particularly wildlife-friendly, supporting 100's of insect species. The gold, male catkins, which appear in spring are rich in nectar, making them very bee-friendly. Like most most Willows are best suited to wet soils (near ponds and streams).
Combine Salix alba with
Plant Huntingdon Willow alone for an attractive, wildlife-friendly feature plant or mix with other native hedging plants.
Expected growth of Willow hedge plants
With an average growth rate, white Willow can be expected to achieve 20-40cm per year, it is ideal for heights between 1-4m.
Care advice for Salix alba
A light prune in late winter-early spring is all that Willow hedges, including salix alba, require. Please view the best4hedging care and pruning instructions in our advice section.
Planting density recommendations for willow hedging
For information on planting density please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.
We offer Willow as bare roots, which are available November to late April/early May (depending on the season) and provide great value for money.
The majority of our White Willow hedging plants are UK grown by our highly skilled experts who have years of nursery growing experience. Occasionally, we source White Willow (Salix alba) from outside of the UK. In this instance, we make every effort to ensure our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to provide the freshest condition plants of the highest possible quality, all whilst maintaining our competitive prices. Rest assured, you can buy Willow hedge plants online with complete confidence.