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Rosemary Leaf Willow, also known as hoary willow, is a large shrub with very narrow leaves and reddish-brown stems. It thrives on wet soil and needs plenty of sun.
Rosemary Leaf Willow is not suitable for a neat, clipped hedge but it certainly can be grown in a row as a screening shrub, up to about 5 metres high.
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Rosemary Leaf Willow plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All of our young trees and shrubs are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
General description of Salix rosmarinifolia plants:
Common Names: Hoary Willow, Rosemary Leaf Willow
This is lovely big shrub to grow on wet soil, with silvery grey foliage in spring and lush green leaves in summer that turns yellow in autumn. After the leaves have fallen, the rusty coloured stems are on view in winter. Like all willows, it is an excellent plant for bees and butterflies.
History & uses of Salix rosmarinifolia
Formerly known as Salix rosmarinifolia, this tree has now officially been reclassified as Salix eleagnos angustifolia, although most books haven't taken up the new name. It is a good source of thin, flexible stems for basket weaving when it is cut back hard every year. It has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit for being attractive and easy to grow.