Salix ‘flame’

Scientific name: Salix ‘flame’


Common names: “flame willow”

Plant Type: Deciduous shrub or small tree


Zone: 3-6

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Deep average quality soil

Moisture: Moist well drained – poor drainage


Plant Size: H 20′ W 15-20′

Leaf and Stem shape: long thin leaves, alternating  buds

Flower: No catkins

Pruning: Coppice every 1-3 years in April to generate bright new twigs and keep smaller

Maintenance: Mulch

Landscape use: Grown for upright orange-red winter stems

Propagate: By cuttings

Pests & Disease: Insects can attach to leaves

Comments: Difficult to ID, similar to Cornus sanguinnea but for the alternating buds and leaves, branches tend to bend inwards to the centre of the tree



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