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Salix (Willow)
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Including Salix repens Boyds Pendula and Salix integra Hakuro Nishiki

Salix

Willow

This diverse genus includes 300 deciduous species that are a breeze to grow in just about any garden soil. Our selections emphasize intriguing stems, foliage and silhouettes.


Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’  full sun  partial shade  new plant
Dappled Willow
Salix integra Hakuro Nishiki

Young bright pink shoots and slender creamy white dappled green leaves eagerly push upwards, forging a dramatic counterpoint to cream-streaked grayish green mature foliage. Interest persists as the year progresses: yellow foliar color heralds autumn, new polished bright red stems relieve a somber winter day and early spring brings pendant yellow catkins. ‘Hakuro Nishiki‘s graceful arching attributes deserve the spotlight a dark background affords. More acquiescent of slightly drier sites than most Salix, Dappled Japanese Willow thrives in moderately moist soil and appreciates a late winter or early spring pruning to ensure its stylish deciduous display.

Size: 5' high x 3'–4' wide; hardy to zone 5.

Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ (S-0451)
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Salix purpurea ‘Nana’  full sun  new plant
Dwarf Purple Osier

Handsome, thin bluish green leaves, showy light-colored catkins and supple slim purple stems, which are perfect for basket making, characterize this fast growing versatile Willow. Responsive to shearing, ‘Nana’s easily cultivated compact habit can be sculpted into a colorful topiary, refined-looking hedge or an artful bonsai specimen. In addition to its urbane ornamental merits, Dwarf Purple Osier furnishes nesting sites for small birds, attracts butterflies, aids erosion control and tackles moderate drought along with difficult low soggy sites.

Blooms April–May

Size: 3'–5' high x 3'–5' wide; hardy to zone 4.

Salix purpurea ‘Nana’ (S-0816)
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Salix repens ‘Boyd’s Pendula’  full sun  partial shade
Boyd’s Creeping Willow

An alluring specimen for bonsai, rock garden and container enthusiasts, this petite ground-hugger greets spring with adorable fluffy cream-colored catkins on slender naked branches. The slim prostrate twigs and branchlets divide into thinner curved reddish stems, weaving a unique pendent drape of tiny gray-green deciduous leaves sporting silvered undersides. Full sun ensures optimum growth.

Size: 10' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 5.

Salix repens ‘Boyd’s Pendula’ (S-0765)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.

In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden!

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“I ordered a few things and had a pleasant experience. Email communication was prompt. The plants themselves arrived swiftly, were very well packed and were very large and had impressively healthy root systems. I would definitely order from them again.”

~Jess in New Mexico


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