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Salix magnifica (Foot-catkin willow)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
3m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salix magnifica

Other names

Foot-catkin willow

Genus

Salix Salix

Species

S. magnifica - S. magnifica is a broadly upright, open, deciduous shrub or small tree with reddish-purple stems bearing broadly ovate, blue-green leaves and slender, green catkins in late spring.


Salix magnifica is: Deciduous

Habit

Open branches, Upright

Flower

Green in Spring

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies , Lacebugs , Caterpillars , Aphids , Scale insects Sawflies , Lacebugs , Caterpillars , Aphids , Scale insects

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 in late winter or early spring. Pruning group 7 every 3-4 years.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Salix magnifica (Foot-catkin willow) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in deep, moderately fertile, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Salix magnifica

Other names

Foot-catkin willow

Genus

Salix Salix

Species

S. magnifica - S. magnifica is a broadly upright, open, deciduous shrub or small tree with reddish-purple stems bearing broadly ovate, blue-green leaves and slender, green catkins in late spring.

Native to

China

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Open branches, Upright


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies , Lacebugs , Caterpillars , Aphids , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 in late winter or early spring. Pruning group 7 every 3-4 years.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salix magnifica (Foot-catkin willow) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in deep, moderately fertile, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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