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SALIX fargesii

Commonly known as Willow

Stout branches with glossy-green new growth which turns reddish-brown. Buds are bright red. Long catkins are green in spring. A good ornamental shrub right through the year with dark green toothed leaves silky underneath
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Large, textured leaves, silky beneath
  • Green
    Buds bright red
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Open, upright shrub.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

SALIX fargesii

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Leaf beetles, sawflies, willow scale, honey fungus
    Place of origin
    Central China
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (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
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
    Any soil that remains damp
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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