Flowering: March; catkins
Fruits: Minute seeds with tuft of silky hairs
Twigs & bark: Twigs grey; bark grey, smooth then with ridges when mature
Rocky places, mountain glens, hedgerows and heathland
Fairly frequent especially in west, north and east, sometimes planted
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022
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Leaves tremble in the gentlest of breezes due to long flat leaf stalks