Quite distinct from the well-known pink flowered species – this is a lower growing, more spreading species with white flowers. Best in moist leafy woodland situations.
10cm square pots ~ £6
Salix nakamurana yezoalpina
On the face of it a lovely small, low growing alpine willow with glossy deeply veined 2in round leaves and silky catkins – like a large hairless version of reticulata. However, be prepared. This is a vigorous ground-coverer. Not so good for your rockery but excellent for not-too-dry situations with more vigorous neighbours such as Narcissus or Camassia, Trollius or Caltha, Chrysosplenium or ericaceous plants, for example.
5L pots ~ £12
Salix repens subopposita
An almost herbaceous species making a steadily expanding colony of soft silky leafy stems to about 12ins high. The stems have a yellow silky catkin on almost every node before the leaves in early spring. A pleasant ground cover for wet soils but like moist willows – very adaptable.
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