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Salix (Willow)

Salix wolfii

Salix wolfii

Salix wolfii - Wolf's Willow

Native to the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US, Wolf's willow is a carefree shrub for small to medium-size gardens. Our unpruned eight year old shrub is just 2m (6.5') tall. The numerous delicate dark-red twigs that populate the upper part of the plant, are quite noticeable during the winter months.

Prune only to shape the plant.

Description: 3-5m (10'-16'); open multi-branched shrub; dark red annual growth changing to gray by the second year; small, narrow, dark green leaves; slow grower

Ideal conditions: full sun to dappled shade; water during dry periods; found in nature along streams and in low, moist areas; can take constantly wet heavy soil; tolerates poor soil

Uses: steambank erosion control; ornamental (delicate branches add winter interest); fall colour

Coldest zone: 3, possibly 2 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Comparison of willow stems and leaves

Lists of various willow uses