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SALIX helvetica

Commonly known as Swiss willow

Silver grey catkins appear from small golden buds before the leaves
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Grey-green leaves 1-3.5cm (½ to 1½in) long, smooth above, silver-downy beneath.
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    40cm (16in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Upright, many-branched shrub. Catkins to 5cm (2in) long appear before 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 helvetica

 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£15.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be pruned in winter to maintain a ground-hugging shape.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles, sawflies, willow scale, anthracnose, honey fungus, rust.
    Place of origin
    European Alps.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
    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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  40cm (16in)
 

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