A dwarf compact willow with branches which are woolly white when young. Hairy silver leaves with erect golden catkins in May and June.
A useful dwarf shrub.
Native to sub-arctic areas of Europe and Asia.
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.
Height and spread: 75 x 75cm
Common name(s): Dwarf Woolley Willow
Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society