Salix x fragilis var. furcatus (Dwarf willow)

£6.00
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Full Sun
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Normal
Soil Type:
Wet
Colour:
Red

Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks.

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

An excellent and unusual dwarf, creeping willow, ideal for growing over rocks etc. It forms mats of orangy-brown woody stems with attractive reddish-brown buds in early spring, soon followed by little red catkins. These in turn develop fluffy seeds and in dry weather look like tufts of cotton wool. Leaves are a glossy green and as they turn yellow in autumn they smell strongly of honey.

A really interesting plant, whatever the season.

Synonym: Salix hylematica

Common name(s): Dwarf willow

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. 

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, 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.