A picture of a Grey Willow

Grey Willow

Salix atrocinerea

Also known as

Grey Sallow, Common Sallow, Rusty Willow, Rusty Sallow, Large Gray Willow, Willow

Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia branch by Júlio Reis (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

8m

Min

4m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Grey Willow

A close up of a green grey Salix atrocinerea plant
A close up of some Salix atrocinerea flowers
A close up of a green Salix atrocinerea plant
A close up of some green Salix atrocinerea leaves

Grey Willow Overview

Salix atrocinerea is commonly known as Grey Willow and Rusty Sallow, it is a deciduous tree species in the Salicaceae family. Growing well in damp locations, this plant produces yellow ad red stems, which darken to attractively textured bark with diamond patterning. Leaves are oval and elongated, coloured green-grey. Flowers are arranged in catkin structures, coloured yellow for male specimens and green for female plants.

Common problems with Grey Willow

How to propagate Grey Willow

Layering

Cuttings

Seed

Other uses of Grey Willow

Grown for their habit, foliage, catkins and, in some cases, colourful winter shoots. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies