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Hoary Willow

Salix elaeagnos

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Also known as

Elaeagnus Willow, Bitter Willow, Rosemary Willow, Willow

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3.5m

Max

5m

2m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Hoary Willow Overview

This is a large tree which grows to about 3m. It produces narrow leaves about 15cm long, with a white beneath. The catkins will appear before or with the leaves in spring.

Common problems with Hoary Willow

How to propagate Hoary 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 Hoary Willow

Grown for their habit, foliage, catkins and, in some cases, colourful winter shoots. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies