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Salix repens var. argentea

Silver Creeping Willow

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Salix repens var. argentea – This is a very silver-gray shrub in a species known for being polymorphic (lots of variations and forms). This forms a low spreading mounding shrub – a nice filler plant in the shrub border or in the rockery. Loads of sessile silvery catkins emerge from short internodes all up and down the branches in late winter/early spring and when they catch the light just so they light up as if plugged into an electric socket. This will be a more handsome and dense shrub with an annual shearing. This handsome form may have originated in northern Europe. Established pot grown shrub from cutting.


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Height:

3 ft

Spread:

3-4 ft
Item Description Price  
SALREARG Salix repens var. argentea (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $25.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Salix repens var. argentea

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Winter / Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Wiry

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Natural Garden
  • Heath / Peat Garden
  • Rock Garden
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Moist

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.