Willow Hybrids

I sent three hybrid willow specimens to Desmond Meikle and Jeanne Webb and they have come back full of exciting news.

The first from Glen Drynoch is Salix caprea x S. myrsinifolia = S. x latifolia, the second record for VC104.

The second from Glen Ose is Salix cinerea x S. myrsinifolia = S. x strepida, a first record for VC104.

The third from the Loch Meàchdannach area is thought to be a very rare hybrid indeed, Salix aurita x S. herbacea x S. repens = Salix x grahamii but will need catkins for final confirmation. A job for next year….

Salix x grahamii ?

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