Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil. Salix acutifolia 'Blue Streak' enjoys damp or wet soils.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Large, branching shrub with a rounded habit if left unpruned.
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Notes: Salix acutifolia 'Blue Streak' makes an effective garden plant if pruned back to 30 cm (1 ft) above the ground each spring before coming into leaf. This reduces the end size and encourages it to produce vigorous arching stems.