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Salix aegyptiaca
Salix aegyptiaca
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A beautiful species of willow native to parts of North Africa and Asia, Salix aegyptiaca has exciting, large, bright-yellow catkins which give a vivid display of colour in early spring. The branchlets retain dense silver-grey down for up to two years, with the leaves themselves an attractive grey-green. An excellent choice of willow for pretty spring catkins.

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  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil. Salix aegyptiaca enjoys damp or wet soils but generally does not enjoy shallow, chalky soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Large, branching shrub with a rounded habit if left unpruned.
    • Height: 4 m (13 ft)
    • Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
  • Notes: Salix aegyptiaca makes an effective garden plant if pruned back to 30 cm (1 ft) above the ground each spring or every two years before coming into leaf. This reduces the end size and encourages it to produce vigorous arching stems covered with catkins in spring


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