|Grid reference||ST 18713 78617|
|Common name||Coral bark willow|
|Common name||Scarlet willow|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||18M February 2015|
|Girth||430cm February 2015|
South of the bridge, by the brook on the west side. In 2013 this tree was cut back. It remained a Britain and Ireland champion for girth in 2013.
General tree description
Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' grows up to 25 metres tall and has a compact form. It is particularly noted for its orange-scarlet stems and twigs, which give vivid colouring through the winter, with spectacular effect when caught by the winter setting sun. Grey-green leaves appear with catkins in May. The leaves are narrow lanceolate up to 10 cm in length.
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