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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
Salix alba 'Regalis' Salix alba 'Sericea'
Salix alba 'Splendens' Salix alba f. argentea
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
S. alba var. sericea is a bushy medium-sized deciduous tree with striking, silvery-grey, narrow-lanceolate leaves up to 10cm in length. Insignificant, slender, drooping yellow catkins in spring
Europe Africa Asia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile deep soil in full sun. Very fast growing
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Wildlife Gardens Coastal
Pruning Pruning group 1. Can be hard pruned to rejuvenate or pollard
Pests Can get aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles and sawflies
May be affected by willow anthracnose diseases and a rust
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