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Salix irrorata
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Salix irrorata


Description: A bushy upright deciduous shrub with young green shoots turning purple as they age with a striking white bloom. Narrow oblong, glossy green leaves, and grey catkins with red anthers emerge in early spring.

History: Native to south-western America. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Salix Growing Tips: Suitable for damp places especially. Position to highlight winter sun on stems. Hard pruning in early spring is recommended of those grown for their winter stem colour.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2.5m x 4m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Tolerates exposed site Tolerates exposed site
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Hard prune Hard prune