Salix myrsinifolia x phylicifolia (S. x tetrapla) ()


An erect shrub or small tree of damp rocky ground, river-banks and lake shores. It is found where both parents are present, often in populations showing a complete range of intermediates between them, and also in the absence of S. phylicifolia in highland Scotland. Generally lowland, but upper altitudinal limit unknown.



World Distribution

Frequent in N. Europe. In Fennoscandia, as in Britain, it is fertile and backcrosses to its parents are more frequent in some areas than S. phylicifolia, or occur in its absence (Jonsell, 2000).

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.