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botanical name:
Salix helvetica
Salix helvetica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Willow
family:  Salicaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 0.70m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: grey
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Dwarf bushy shrub with small ovate to lanceolate, grey-green leaves, silvery white underneath. Attractive fluffy catkins in spring, opening from yellow buds. The young stems, leaves and catkins are covered in very fine, soft, grey hairs.

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

From seed or cuttings.

Rock gardens.

other notes:
From the European Alps.

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