Salix nakamurana var yezoalpina
(Yezo Dwarf Willow) Salix nakamurana var yezoalpina is a low growing, prostrate species of willow with lovely catkins which can be found growing in the wild on the alpine slopes of Hokkaido, Japan.
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A low growing, prostrate species of willow with lovely catkins which can be found growing in the wild on the alpine slopes of Hokkaido, Japan. Salix nakamurana var yezoalpina has attractive, long stalked, glossy leaves and large upright catkins in spring.
This is similar to Salix subopposita but with a wider spread, slightly lower and flatter habit, larger leaves and more upright catkins. Salix nakamurana var yezoalpina is an excellent choice for a ground cover plant and is suitable for even the smallest of gardens.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil. Salix nakamurana var yezoalpina enjoys damp or wet soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Low, spreading ground cover shrub.
- Height: 20 cm (less than 1 ft)
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft) once mature. (1.5 m after 10 years)
- Notes: Salix nakamurana var yezoalpina can be grown successfully in a large pot or container for a number of years.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Small (less than 1.5m), Ground Cover
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Damp/Wet, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Suitable for Containers, Catkins