downy willow

(Salix lapponum)

A woody sub-arctic or alpine shrub growing in montane habitats in Scotland and Cumbria. With associated willow species it represents the tree line on ungrazed ledges or (less commonly) on lightly grazed steep rocky slopes.

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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