A picture of a Purple willow

Purple willow

Salix purpurea

Also known as

Basket willow, Purple osier, Willow

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

5m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Purple willow Overview

This species will grows to about 4.5m high. The leaves are silver-grey, and will often have a hint of purple on the undersides.

Common problems with Purple willow

How to propagate Purple willow

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, by hardwood cuttings in the winter, by seed.

Seed

Layering

By layering.

Other uses of Purple willow

Banks, specimen