Favourite Plants A to Z: Willow

March 5, 2011 at 2:59 am Leave a comment

Historically, the Willow plant has been used for its medicinal values. The Willow leaves contain salicin which is like aspirin and can be made into a tea. The bark of a Black Willow can be made into a tea as an anti-imflamatory aid. The Weeping Willow tree grows fast and large, and is not recommended for small or average size lots. These trees to best in open areas, as they take up a lot of room and their weeping leaves will fall and cover its diameter in Autumn making the grass below it suffocate if not raked up. This picture of a standard form “Dappled” Willow is one of my favourit types. Its leaves become spotted and change to a pink hue. Quite lovely!

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