Salix alba x fragilis (S. x rubens)

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSalicaceaeSalixSalix alba x fragilis (S. x rubens)


A tall broad-crowned, often pollarded, tree which grows in marshes, wet hollows, by ponds, ditches, streams and rivers and as an amenity tree along roadsides and in landscaped areas. It is found mostly in the absence of the parents. Lowland.



World Distribution

Widespread in Europe.

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.