(Swiss Willow) Native to the Alps, Salix helvetica is a dwarf willow with a compact rounded habit, lovely silvery leaves and greyish-white catkins in early spring.
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Native to the Alps, Salix helvetica is a dwarf willow with a compact rounded habit, lovely silvery leaves and greyish-white catkins in early spring.
A very hardy plant, this small shrub is an excellent choice for a rockery or scree garden.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Very slow.
- Habit: Salix helvetica grows to be a small, rounded shrub.
- Height: 1 m (3 ft)
- Spread: 1 m (3 ft)
- Notes: Salix helvetica is very suitable for windy, coastal gardens.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Windy & Exposed, Special: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Leaf Colour - Blue/Silver, To grow in a pot
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