Timberpedia - Cricket Bat Willow

Cricket Bat Willow

Latin Name:Irish Name:Native to Ireland?
Salix caerulea No

About the Tree

Introduced 1780. A variety of white willow (which is a native species).  Also known as English Willow.

A fast growing tree with a single straight stem, and has slightly larger leaves (10-11 cm long, 1.5-2
cm wide) with a more blue-green colour.

Its origin is unknown, but it may be a hybrid between White Willow and Crack Willow (Salix fragilis). 

About the Wood

Willow Is used to make Cricket bats, and grown as a timber crop in the UK for the same. It is a tough, lightweight wood that does not splinter easily.

Salix alba 020 Cricket Bat Willow is a cultivar of White Willow (pictured)
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