Salix aurita - Eared Willow
Salix aurita - Eared Willow is more shrub like than tree, growing only to around 2.5m height. Commonly found as part of a montane scrub community but also within damp woods or on heathland. Very tolerant of exposure.
It is native to most of Europe but most commonly found throughout the West of Scotland and as far north as Shetland. Deciduous with small crinkled green leaves that are slightly hairy especially the underside of the leaf. Named the eared willow due to persistent stipules which are at the base of the leaf stalk.