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Salix is also widely known as the Willow genus, it contains around 320 deciduous trees and shrubs from the Salicaceae family. This includes some dwarf species that grow to less than 6cm tall, instead spreading across the floor with a creeping habit. Willow are widely grown as ornamental specimens for their growth habit, foliage, catkin inflorescences and in some species, colourful winter shoots. Male plants produce more showy catkins, these are comprised of many tiny flowers with long stamens and no petals, usually cream, white or pink-purple in colour. Salix foliage varies across species, with narrow-leaved shrubs also known by the name osier and broader-leaved species called sallow. Generally leaves are oval to lance-shaped, with either smooth or toothed margins.
How to propagate Willow
You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, by hardwood cuttings in the winter, by seed.
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Other uses of Willow
Grown for their habit, foliage, catkins and, in some cases, colourful winter shoots. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies
Deer Resistant Plants
Although never fully deer proof - they are less likely to eat these.Explore all