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botanical name:
Salix helvetica
Salix helvetica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Willow
family:  Salicaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 0.70m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: grey
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Dwarf bushy shrub with small ovate to lanceolate, grey-green leaves, silvery white underneath. Attractive fluffy catkins in spring, opening from yellow buds. The young stems, leaves and catkins are covered in very fine, soft, grey hairs.

cultivation:
Any moist to very wet soil in sun or part shade.


propagation:
From seed or cuttings.

usage:
Rock gardens.

other notes:
From the European Alps.

RHS AGM

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