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