Salix alba ‘Vitellina’
Exposure: Full sun
Mature Size: 40′ high x 25′ wide
Tree Form: Rounded
Growth Rate: Medium to Fast
Special Features: Bright green foliage and golden colored accent bark
Fall Color: Yellow
Recommended Min Tree Spacing: 12′ to 18′ apart
Description: Unique to Countryside and was found west of High River. The Golden Willow is very drought tolerant and adaptable to a variety of soil conditions. With a medium to fast growth rate when established, this willow provides spectacular year round color.
Ornamental Features: Green foliage throughout the season. Leaves turn golden in the fall. The furrowed brown bark and golden branches bring significant winter interest.
Landscape Attributes: Dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Plant 16-18′ apart.