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Salix repens 'Boyd's Pendulous'

Creeping Willow

Plant Type:


Salix repens ‘Boyd’s Pendulous’ – Narrow, elliptic dark green semi-glossy on wiry orange-brown branches hug the ground on. The Creeping Willow will likely grow no more than 12” tall though will spread much wider. Greenish white catkins covered with yellow anthers arise before the foliage flushes. Use it as an unusual ground cover in front of taller growing shrubs and evergreens. Established pot grown shrub from cutting.

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12 in

Characteristics and Attributes for Salix repens 'Boyd's Pendulous'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Winter / Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Wiry
  • Mat Forming / Creeping
  • Colored


  • Full Sun


  • Ground Cover
  • Bonsai Candidate
  • Accent
  • Heath / Peat Garden
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Salix

Common Name: Willow

Salix. These are the willows, a large genus of woody plants. Some willows are small shrubs, others grow into huge trees and there are many bushy species which fall in between. All prefer sun planted in fertile moisture retaining soils; some are tolerant of quite wet feet. Many have quite attractive lanceolate leaves with silvery undersides that flash in summer breezes… I have often thought of these as the “poor man’s bamboo”. Some have contorted and beautifully colored bark which shines in the winter landscape. Many sport beautiful winter/spring catkins. Nearly all willows have utilitarian applications in fencing, rods, basket making. All are very prune-able; in fact, any of the larger shrubs depending upon how you desire to employ them will respond well to pruning and coppicing. When coppiced those with beautifully colored winter stems display many more of them. And as with ornamental shrub dogwoods younger stems exhibit the best, most intense winter tones. All ornamental characteristics will be presented according to species/cultivar. All of the following offerings are established pot grown shrubs from a cutting. We may prune back all larger growing selections prior to shipping so that you will not incur the extra handling charge.