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Scientific Name: Salix purpurea 'Nana'
Pronunciation: SAY-licks pur-PUR-ee-uh
Common Name: dwarf arctic willow, purple willow, purple osier
Family Name: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous, Shrub - deciduous
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.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Mixed shrub border
Additional Info: Google. Compare to sanbar willow (was on campus - QRR).
dwarf arctic willow, purple willow, purple osier
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Lanceolate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire, Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green, Purple, Silver
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Grey
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae, stipules usually absent

Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Fungal leaf spot, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
(BCE) Boulevard (Circular) Eastend : iving fence - confirm ID - not cv. Nana
(FSC) Far South Campus : confirm ID
(ONW) Overpass North side West
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