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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
scarlet willow coral bark willow
Salix alba 'Britzensis' Salix alba 'Chermesina' hort.
Salix alba subsp. vitellina 'Britzensis'
Salix are deciduous shrubs and trees of diverse habit, with simple leaves and tiny flowers in catkins, male and female usually on separate plants. Some are valued for their brightly coloured winter shoots, others for their foliage or showy male catkins
'Britzensis' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous tree of compact habit, with bright red young shoots and narrow lanceolate mid-green leaves and insignificant yellowish catkins with the young leaves in spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
An easy to grow fast-growing tree for sun or partial shade. Often pollarded or coppiced
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens
Coastal Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1 or pollarding every 3-4 years
Pests Can get aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles and sawflies
May be subject to a rust
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