How to grow Salix caprea

Salix caprea growing shrub or tree of the genus Salix also known as Goat willow or Great sallow, Salix caprea perennial deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-8.

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Salix caprea flower

Flower color yellow to white in pompon shape, the buds are hairy in drop shape and the plant is dioecious male and female flowers on separate trees.

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How to grow Salix caprea growing and care:

Moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft?
Yes, in order to choose female tree

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
For design mostly for beauty

Size of the plant:
2-8m, 6-24 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade (but prefer full sun)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Pompon flower in white or yellow color, the buds are hairy in drop shape and the plant is dioecious male and female flowers on separate trees

Scientific name:

Salix caprea

How to grow Salix caprea

Salix caprea buds

Salix caprea


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8