Goat Willow or Great Sallow
- Family: Salicaceae
- Origin: Europe
- Common Name: Goat Willow or Great Sallow
- Mature Height: - m.
The Goat Willow or Great Sallow, as the
suggests belongs to the Salicaceae. This small tree has a wide
distribution though Europe (including Britain) to West Asia. This tree
is familiar to all as Pussy Willow. A sport from this small tree about
1853 was given the cultivar name 'Kilmarnock'. It has pendulous
branches and equally conspicuous catkins. Although this plant was given
an Award of Garden Merit in 1984, sadly it is subject to the
fungus - willow anthracnose. Ideal for damp sites or near to water.