White Willow

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White Willow

 

(Salix alba), a tree of the family Salicaceae. Height of trunk, to 30 m ; diameter 1-1.5 m. The bark is dark gray with deep lengthwise fissures. The leaves are narrow and pointed, usually with silver edges. It blossoms in the spring.

The white willow grows along the banks of rivers and other bodies of water in the middle and southern zones of the European USSR and in the Caucusus, Western Siberia, and Middle Asia. In Transcaucasia and Middle Asia it is represented by special races, which are sometimes considered independent species. It is often cultivated. It reproduces on planting stakes.

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Cavariella aegopodii (Scopoli) on Salix alba, Mahallat, 22 April 2005.
Salix alba 'Britzensis' has coral-orange stems, thrown up in great clusters.
PCA of the entire sample-that is, combining the data all leaf samples of all taxa-gives very poor results: Salix alba, S.
The species of willows included in this study, Salix alba, S.
Protect the watercourse and its banks supporting the Annex I-listed priority habitat Arborescent matorral with Laurus nobilis and Annex I-listed species, Salix Alba and Populus alba galleries, and other trees characteristic of riparian woodland, such as Fraxinus angustifolia and Ulmus sp, through (i) the repair/restoration/rebuilding of retaining walls that define the watercourse and (ii) a reduction in the run-off of soil and debris from the valley, which cause sedimentation in, and occlusion of, the watercourse;
Among the smaller trees most suited to sandy coastal sites is the white willow Salix alba.
Willows such as Salix alba 'Chermesina' can be given the same treatment for the same reason.
For taller orange-red stems plant Salix alba Chermesina, then add a touch of silver with the variety Liempde or gold with Salix alba vitellina.