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Dwarf purple willow

Salix Purpurea 'Nana'

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This willow has a lovely matte finish with slender blue-green leaves that are amazingly free of the insect or disease problems so common in other willows.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis plant has a compact habit and slim, deep purple stems that only make a good thing better. Dwarf purple willow is very quick growing when young and will reach a height of 5-6' in two or three years if watered and fertilized.

CareCan easily be kept to a height of 3-5 ft with annual winter pruning to the ground.

  • Genus : Salix
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Foliage Color : Bluish-green
  • Tolerance : Disease resistant
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Uses : Foliage, Foundation Plantings, Screening/Hedges, Sun
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color : Green
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Moist, Well-drained soil
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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