Goat Willow Hedging – Salix Caprea

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Goat Willow, with its distinctive catkins and rapid growth, is a versatile tree native to Europe and Asia. Beneficial to early-spring pollinators and adaptable in various landscapes, it is a valuable addition to naturalistic gardens, offering both aesthetic appeal and ecological benefits.

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An Introduction to Goat Willow Hedging Goat Willow, Salix Caprea, commonly found in Europe and Asia, is renowned for its catkins and adaptability in various landscapes.

Features Goat Willow, also known as Pussy Willow, blooms in early spring with distinctive catkins, which are silvery-grey before turning yellow. Native to Europe and Asia, it has a rapid growth rate. The leaves are broad, oval, and green. The bark is rough and dark grey. Its root system is extensive, aiding in soil stabilisation. Goat Willow does not produce thorns, and its foliage turns yellow in autumn.

Benefits for Nature Goat Willow is crucial for early-spring pollinators, providing pollen and nectar when few other food sources are available. It supports a range of wildlife, including bees, butterflies, and birds. The tree’s catkins are particularly important for bees emerging from hibernation. Its low toxicity makes it a safe choice in diverse ecosystems.

Landscaping and Design In landscape design, Goat Willow is valued for its early spring interest and ease of growth. It’s commonly used in naturalistic and wildlife gardens, providing early pollen for bees. The catkins add aesthetic appeal, and its dense foliage offers privacy and wind protection. It pairs well with early-flowering bulbs and other native shrubs.

Preferred Conditions Goat Willow thrives in moist, well-drained soils and is particularly suited to damp areas. It can grow in full sun to partial shade. This tree is robust against wind and can adapt to various conditions, including urban environments. However, it’s less suitable for extremely dry or saline coastal areas.

Fun Fact about Goat Willow An interesting fact about Goat Willow is its use in traditional medicine. Its bark contains salicin, a compound similar to aspirin, historically used for pain relief and fever reduction.

Summary Goat Willow, with its distinctive catkins and rapid growth, is a versatile tree native to Europe and Asia. Beneficial to early-spring pollinators and adaptable in various landscapes, it is a valuable addition to naturalistic gardens, offering both aesthetic appeal and ecological benefits.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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If you are not home at the time of your delivery, don’t worry! With your permission, we will instruct our trusted couriers to leave your plants in a safe place. If you have any requirements, or a preferred safe place for your plant delivery, please ensure to leave us a note along with your order, or simply give us a call.

Specialized Delivery

If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

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