Scientific Name: Salix purpurea 'Nana'
Common Name: dwarf arctic willow, purple willow, purple osier
Family Name: Salicaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Mixed shrub border
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Entire, Serrulate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green, Purple, Silver, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, narrow, mostly elliptic, bluish green, up to 7(-10)cm long; catkins from April to May. Winter ID: twigs dark red to purplish, round; buds alternate, strongly appressed, conical, 2-3 mm long.