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Salix x rubra ‘Eugenei’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Salix x rubra 'Eugenei' is named after the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III and has slender, upright branches festooned with dainty pink catkins in winter. A vigorous, elegant and unusual willow similar to bamboo in habit with a narrow leaf.

Unusually, the catkins can appear in clusters of three as well as opposite pairs.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30-50 cm tall)

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Salix x rubra  ‘Eugenei’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Salix x rubra  ‘Eugenei’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil. Salix x rubra 'Eugenei' enjoys damp or wet soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Large branching shrub or small tree if left unpruned.
Height: 4 m (13 ft) or up to 2 m (6 ft) if coppiced yearly.
Spread: 4 m (13 ft) or 2 m (5 ft) if coppiced yearly.

Notes: This plant is a hybrid between Salix purpurea and Salix viminalis.

Plant Finder: about Salix x rubra ‘Eugenei’


Salix x rubra ‘Eugenei’. This willow has slender, erect branches, with glaucous leaves and pinkish male catkins.


Cut back to 30cms every winter to encourage young stems with plenty of catkins.

Interest and use

Used for its habit and foliage, and early spring catkins.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Salix x rubra  ‘Eugenei’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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