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SALIX purpurea 'Nancy Saunders'

Commonly known as Willow

Blueish green leaves on slender red shoots
  • Deciduous
    Leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Spreading shrub to upright, small tree with arching shoots. Produces slender, silvery green catkins to 3cm (1¼in) long before the leaves
  • Tree
  • 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

SALIX purpurea 'Nancy Saunders'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grow as an annually pruned shrub or small tree
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles, sawflies, willow scale, anthracnose, honey fungus, rust
    Place of origin
    Europe, northern Africa, central Asia. Garden origin
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (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
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Deep soil preferred
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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