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Purpleosier Willow
Salix purpurea
Purpleosier Willow; form of the cultivar 'Nana'
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Prone to the common problems of willows in general: twig blight, crown gall, cankers, anthracnose, leaf spots, powdery mildew, beetles and weevils, galls and borers.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
Mature Height: 6-9 Feet
Mature Width: 6-9 Feet
Features: Narrow, blue green leaves with whitened undersides; young stems are purplish.
Culture: Full sun; moist to wet soils; more tolerant of wind than most willows due to flexibility of the stems.
Cultivars:
  • 'Nana' - Less than 5 feet tall, blue green leaves.
Mature Form: Rounded
Native To: Europe, Asia, Africa
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes:

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