Monday, 9 August 2010

Salix lanata

Salix lanata, originally uploaded by peganum.
Another excellent small to medium sized shrub and unusual in that most plants with silvery or glaucous leaves prefer dry conditions. Our native woolly willow however, like most willows, thrives in heavy and wet soils and does not mind some shade (though more silvery and compact in sun.)
Be aware though that this is not one of the miniature 'alpine' species and can grow to three or four feet tall and twice that across.
For any soil that does not dry out too much, in sun or semi shade.
1L pots ~ £12

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