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Salix helvetica (Swiss Willow)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Winter), Grey Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Salix helvetica - Cultivation Notes

This dwarf willow will flourish in any moist yet well drained topsoil as long as it is not shallow or chalky. Plant in full sun or partial shade - but avoid planting in excessively dry / hot areas. Prune to maintain low ground hugging habit in winter.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Salix helvetica:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Produces winter flowers

Design & Plant Use for Salix helvetica:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
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