Salix




Salix arbuscula

Mountain willow is native to moist, calcareous soils in rocky alpine slopes, meadows and grasslands in Scotland, Scandinavia and Russia. 2' Standard with cascading habit. In its native habitat, it is a dense, deciduous shrub which assumes two different forms: (a) at lower alpine elevations, it typically grows 3-6' tall with an upright form, but (b) at higher alpine elevations, it typically grows only 12-20" tall with a low, prostrate form.
 
Height: 1-2 feet
Width
: 1-2 feet
Water
: Moist, but well-drained soil
Exposure
: Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 3





Salix integra 'Flamingo' AKA 'Hakuro Nishiki'

'Hakuro-nishiki’ (synonymous with 'Flamingo') is a deciduous shrub with variegated foliage that brings year-round interest to the landscape. New foliage emerges pink in spring, maturing to creamy white and green. Foliage eventually turns yellow in fall with late leaf drop. Pendant yellowish catkins appear in early spring. Stems turn red in winter. Branches on young plants grow stiffly outward in all directions, but begin to arch and weep as plants mature. Lance-shaped leaves (to 4” long) are particularly attractive in spring to early summer when pink, white and green colors all appear. ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ refers to the blend of colours in the variegated leaves.
 
Height: 4 feet + understock
Width
: 5 feet
Water
: Moist, but well-drained
Blooms: Non-showy yellow flowers in March-April
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5
 
Available in the Following Heights
Standard, grafted at 1.5 feet
Standard, grafted at 2 feet
Standard, grafted at 52"
Standard, grafted at 60"
Shrub Form
 
 




Salix purpurea 'Nana'

Dwarf purple osier is small enough to include in a low-maintenance border in the garden. Very compact and refined, easily shaped by pruning, the design potential of this willow is endless. Very useful in colder climates for hedging, medieval herb gardens or for topiary in smaller areas. Sways beautifully in a breeze. Ornamental.
 
Height: 3-5 feet
Width
: 3 feet
Water
: Moist soil, moderately drought tolerant once established
Blooms: Showy white flowers in April - May
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 3