Tall shrub or small tree. Bark fissured. Branchlets eventually yellowish brown. Leaves linear, long-pointed, to about 15 cm long, dull above, silky-hairy below, the margins bent back. Catkins appearing before the leaves.
Europe, N Asia
Once used for basketry.
Naturalised in the Kosciusco region of New South Wales where introduced for erosion control.
Leaves linear, long-pointed, crowded, densely hairy below, margins turned under.
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.