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Downy willow

Salix lapponum

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Also known as

Willow

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

2.3m

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Downy willow Overview

    This is a member of the Willow family, which grows in Northern Europe.

    Common problems with Downy willow

    How to propagate Downy willow

    Cuttings

    Propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

    Seed

    Layering

    By layering.

    Other uses of Downy willow

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