Bluestem Willow (Salix irrorata)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 8 - 12 feet
Plant Spread: 24 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Winter
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Provides winter interest
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Purple stems with white winter bloom

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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, YorkshireDate: 2016-05-12Purple stems with white winter bloom
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, YorkshireDate: 2016-05-12Pollarding keeps the tree at a manageable size and produces brigh
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