Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' 0

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis'
February 2015

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' 1

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis'
mid May 2015

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' 3

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis'
early April 2016

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' 4

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis'
early February 2017

Grid reference ST 18713 78617
Common name Coral bark willow
Common name Scarlet willow
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 18M February 2015
Girth 430cm February 2015
Reference 114

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.[1]

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' bark

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' bark
May 2015

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' leaf

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' leaf
mid May 2015

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' foliage

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' foliage
early October 2015

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.

Sources of Information

  1. The Tree Register