Salix purpurea 'Nancy Saunders'

So difficult to portray in a photograph, this red-stemmed, silver leaved willow is my favourite for planting in a border - rich or pale. The roots do not run and you can cut it to the ground every year so you get a flickery, delicate movement at the same height as many border perennials. More
1 x 2 litre plant 200447-2L £16.95 Delivery early September
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So difficult to portray in a photograph, this red-stemmed, silver leaved willow is my favourite for planting in a border -– rich or pale. The roots do not run and you can cut it to the ground every year so you get a flickery, delicate movement at the same height as many border perennials.

Genus Salix
Variety Nancy Saunders
Group purpurea
Type Deciduous Shrub, Deciduous, Hardy
Common Name Willow
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Clay, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Moist
Height 2m (7ft) (coppiced)
Spacing 1.2m (4ft)
Care Tips To keep this willow in check and looking its best coppice every 3 years. This will encourage fresh growth and an overall compact shrub.
Flowering February - March
Harvesting Flower production 1 month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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