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Salix magnifica

Salix magnifica

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(Chinese Willow) Native to China, Salix magnifica is a rare, upright large shrub or eventually very small tree in the right conditions with large and handsome, magnolia-like leaves.

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Native to China, Salix magnifica is a rare, upright large shrub or eventually very small tree in the right conditions with large and handsome, magnolia-like leaves. Established plants can have eye-catching long catkins, sometimes up to 10 inches in spring.

Avoid planting in cold, windy areas. Best in planted in a warm, sheltered position out of the wind.


  • Position: Warm in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist but well drained soil. 
  • Hardiness: Borderline hardy. Although in some areas, Salix magnifica grows perfectly well outside, here in Derbyshire it can be challenging and we strongly advise planting it in a warm, sheltered position and protecting in cold winter weather.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Salix magnifica eventually grows to be a shrub or eventually very small tree in a good position.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)
  • Notes:  Please be aware that Salix magnifica can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter, if caught by frost or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee.
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (4m - 8m), Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Not Fussy
Special Features
Catkins, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Rare and Unusual

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