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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

 

  • Deciduous - large, textured, lance-shaped leaves
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - leaf beetles, sawflies, willow scale, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - central China
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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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