Salix elaeagnos (Rosemary Willow)

£7.50
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Full Sun
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Normal
Soil Type:
Wet
Colour:
Yellow

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

A rare British native shrub/small tree with dark narrow, Rosemary-like leaves and with slender catkins in spring. Dark brown stems add winter interest. One of the best garden willows.

Grows to 10' but can easily be kept shorted with annual pollarding. Simply cut back to desired height in spring.

Will tolerate shade but for good catkin show, grow in Full Sun.

Awarded the RHS Award for Garden Merit. 

Shallow, Sallow. The Willow family. Attractive trees and shrubs, valuable for their colourful bark, elegant, often silvery leaves and decorative catkins in early spring. Salix vary widely in height, although even the tallest may be kept to a manageable size by pollarding or coppicing them in spring, after the catkin display. 

Willows enjoy a heavy soil but will grow in light soil if moist.

Common name(s): Rosemary Willow; Hoary Willow; Olive Willow.

Synonym: Salix elaeagnos subsp. angustifolia

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.