|This is a hardy, spreading deciduous tree with semi-weeping shoots. Leaves are thick, lanceolate, sharply toothed, shiny, deep green, to 6" long. 'Blanda' produces narrow, silvery-green, female catkins, to 1 1/4 in. long, borne in spring. Grows to 40' tall and wide. A beautiful lanscape specimen for moist to wet locations. Native to Europe, N. Africa, and C. Asia.