Salix cinerea

Salix cinerea
Salix cinerea
Salix cinerea

Plant type

ShrubsSmall tree

Common name
Salice grigio




  • Shrubs
  • Small tree

    Sun Exposition

  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Flowering Period

  • 03-March
  • 04-April

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia
  • Europa

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Origin: Europe, Asia

Botanical characteristics: It is a large shrub, sometimes it can be a small tree. It is deciduous, fast-growing and reaches 10 meters in height. Twigs are sturdy and grey-tomentose. Leaves are obovate, serrated, a bit wrinkled, dull green on the upper side, grey-tomentose on the lower one. It is a dioecious plant with male and female inflorescences in catkins on separated plants, which occur in spring, before the leaves.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is spontaneous throughout the whole territory, particularly common in the Alps and Apennines on moist forests up to 1000 meters above sea level.

Use: It is used singly or in groups in spontaneous gardens. It is suitable for coating moist slopes and river banks and for reforestation of uncultivated moist areas.