Flora of Northern Ireland
Salix cinerea
© Fiona McCrory
Salix cinerea
(Map updated: March 2008)

Variously known as the grey sallow (or sally), common sallow, grey willow etc., this native willow is the commonest Salix species in Northern Ireland and is found as a large shrub in all sorts of damp or wet places including fen carr, lake margins, cut-out bogs, riversides and hedgerows. The vast majority of Northern Irish plants belong to the subspecies oleifolia.

All names: Salix cinerea L.