Salix purpurea ‘Howki' Purple willow
Fine branched willow with delicate pink catkins and pale green leaves. Best cultivated as a pair of low pollards cut back every two years.
- Type: Shrub
- Origin: Japan
- Sex: Female
- Flowering: Late Feb
- Height: Up to 5m
You get a small plant in a 2/3 litre pot. Read more about willows with fantastic foliage by reading Activity 29 Brighten up your borders.
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