AWARD

SALIX lanata

Commonly known as Woolly willow

Slow growing willow with rounded silvery- grey downy leaves and yellowish-grey woolly catkins. Suitable for a rock garden
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Wavy-margined, dark-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Yellow
    Yellowish grey
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Alpine or rock plant
    These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Compact, rounded, bushy shrub bearing stout shoots, white woolly when young. Produces golden-yellow male catkins to 5cm (2in) long or grey-yellow female catkins to 8cm (3in) long with the leaves.
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

SALIX lanata

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£14.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles, sawflies, willow scale, anthracnose, honey fungus, rust.
    Place of origin
    Northern Europe
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Rockery (inc alpine)
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf shape
    Orbicular
    (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
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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1m (39in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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