AWARD

SALIX exigua

Commonly known as Coyote willow

Silvery grey leaves. Suitable for sandy soils
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Narrowly lance-shaped, tapered, grey-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long covered in silky, silvery grey hairs when young.
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright, thicket-forming, suckering shrub bearing slender shoots. Produces grey-yellow catkins, the males to 5cm (2in) long, the females to 6cm (2½in) long, with the leaves in spring.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

SALIX exigua

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Ultimate size in 5-10 years
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles, saw flies, willow scale, anthracnose, honey fungus, rust.
    Place of origin
    Western North America
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Free draining sandy soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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