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botanical name:
Salix irrorata
Salix irrorata © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Violet willow
family:  Salicaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 6.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: silver
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
VIgorous upright shrub. Glossy green leaves, greyish underneath. Young reddish purple stems are covered with an attractive bluish white bloom that normally lasts through winter. Silver and yellow catkins in spring, before the leaves.

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

Prune hard annually in spring.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings, which are usually quick and easy.

usage:
Mainly planted for winter stem colour.

other notes:
North American native.

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