Round-headed tree to about 10 m tall, suckering. Bark dark grey when older. Buds shiny and sticky. Branchlets hairless. Winter buds sticky. Leaves oval to nearly circular crenate c. 2-8cm long and wide, grey-blue below, hairy at first, sucker leaves much larger. Leaf stalk flattened. Catkins mostly 8-10 cm long.
Europe, N Africa, W Asia, Siberia to China and Japan
Buds shiny; leaf margins with large, blunt, irregular teeth.
VIC: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Victoria Park); Emerald (Emerald Lake Park); SEC building, Doncaster Road; Frankston (Long Island Country Club, 2 trees near clubhouse); Narbethong (Black Range State Park, Redwood Park).
Source: (1997). Salicaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.