Description: An open, upright branched shrub with broad glossy leaves, mahogany stems, large red winter buds and pretty catkins in spring.
History: Introduced from west Szechwan, China by Ernst Wilson in 1910.
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): 2m x 2m