Salix alba x babylonica (S. x sepulcralis)
This tree most frequently occurs in ornamental and amenity plantings in parks and on riversides, and may be long-lived. Lowland.
This hybrid has been grown in Britain since about 1869, and was recorded from the wild soon after, in 1886. It had superseded the less-hardy parent S. babylonica by the early part of the 20th century. It is unevenly recorded.
A hybrid of garden origin.
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.