Salix candida 'George Newman'

Sageleaf Willow

Plant Type:


Salix candida 'George Newman' - A top notch female selection of the Sageleaf or Hoary Willow... the revenge to A Boy Named Sue... Spring's intense silver leaves due to the heavy woolly coating turn light gray in summer. Another fine feature is this shrub's propensity towards a dwarf stature. According to Michael Dodge of Vermont Willows after 6 years in the garden his shrub is still only 4 feet high and wide. Fertile, moist to wet soil which has been amended with lime. Full sun. Selected by George Newman while on a jaunt in Newfoundland. The cultivar name was awarded by Michael Dodge. Established, potted willow from cutting.


6 ft


6 ft
Item Description Price  
SALCANGE Salix candida 'George Newman' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $28.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Salix candida 'George Newman'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun


  • Natural Garden
  • Border
  • Foundation
  • Rock Garden
  • Accent
  • Hedge
  • Marginal
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Calcareous
  • Fertile
  • Wet
  • Moist


  • Newfoundland

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.