Willow (genus Salix) is a genus comprising around 400 species of deciduous trees and shrubs.[1]

Wandlore

According to Garrick Ollivander: "Willow is an uncommon wand wood with healing power, and Garrick Ollivander noted that the ideal owner for a willow wand often has some (usually unwarranted) insecurity, however well they may try and hide it.[2]

While many confident customers insist on trying a willow wand (attracted by their handsome appearance and well-founded reputation for enabling advanced, non-verbal magic) my willow wands have consistently selected those of greatest potential, rather than those who feel they have little to learn. It has always been a proverb in my family that he who has furthest to travel will go fastest with willow."[2]

Willow wand owners

Behind the scenes

  • The healing power of willow wood might allude to willow bark containing sacillyc acid, from which certain medicinal compounds, such as aspirin, are derived.

Appearances

Notes and references

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