Salix daphnoides

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSalicaceaeSalixSalix daphnoides


A tall shrub or small tree which is most frequent as an ornamental, being planted for amenity in parks and landscaped areas, but sometimes found naturalised in wild places. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of Europe (Scandinavia, Baltic States, Alps and Carpathians).

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.

Atlas text references

Bean WJ
1980.  Trees and shrubs hardy in the British Isles, edn 8, IV. Ri-Z.
Howitt RCL, Howitt BM
1990.  Willows. A Guide to Some Difficult Plants. :28-40.
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1976)
Meikle RD
1984.  Willows and poplars of Great Britain and Ireland. Botanical Society of the British Isles Handbook no. 4.
White JEJ
1992.  Ornamental uses of willow in Britain. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 98B:183-192.