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Salix candida

Sage-leaf Willow

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height2.3m to 4m
  • Spread4m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourSilver
  • Leaf ColourSilver-grey

Description

Salix candida (Sage-leaf Willow). This male willow has silver hairy stems and large leaf buds unfurling into soft, downy leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage and habit, and for its tactile nature. Suitable for sensory gardens, as well as screening and in flower borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prune back to 30cms every winter to encourage silvery new growth.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, by hardwood cuttings in the winter, by seed, or by layering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles, sawflies, willow anthracnose diseases, honey fungus and rust.

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