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Salix (Willow) Stems at Bluestem Nursery

Salix (Willow)

Salix purpurea 'Pendula'

Salix purpurea 'Pendula'
Salix purpurea 'Pendula'


Salix purpurea 'Pendula'  

Leave 'Pendula' to grow as an attractive arching shrub or train it as a small weeping willow by removing the lower buds. Or it can be grafted onto rootstock that is 2-2.5 m (6-8') tall. This results in a miniature weeping willow for very small gardens.

According to Christopher Newsholme in the book Willow: The Genus Salix, Salix purpurea is bitter and unpalatable to livestock and rabbits.


Description: small shrub; whitish-grey arching branches; maroon new growth

Conditions: full sun to part shade; thrives with regular deep watering; tolerates a wide range of soil types; extremely hardy; can withstand prolonged drought

Coldest zone: 3 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)