One of the most commonly used species in wickerwork. Ornamental plant. Protection of banks and watercourses. Higher salicin content than Salix alba.
Small tree up to 6 m high with a bushy habit. Yellowish or reddish branches without hairs and shiny. Deciduous leaves.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.