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Salix repens 'Voorthuizen' (Creeping willow 'Voorthuizen')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salix repens 'Voorthuizen'

Other names

Creeping willow 'Voorthuizen'

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Voorthuizen' _ 'Voorthuizen' is a prostrate, mat-forming, deciduous shrub with slender stems, flushed red when young, oblong to oval, dark green leaves, silvery beneath, and white catkins in spring before the leaves emerge.


Salix repens 'Voorthuizen' is: Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming, Prostrate

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Sawflies Aphids , Caterpillars , Sawflies

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe in late spring. Seed has a very short viability.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Salix repens 'Voorthuizen' (Creeping willow 'Voorthuizen') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Gravel, Garden edging, Edging, Beds and borders, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Resents shallow, chalky soil. A female cultivar.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, 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 repens 'Voorthuizen'

Other names

Creeping willow 'Voorthuizen'

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Voorthuizen' _ 'Voorthuizen' is a prostrate, mat-forming, deciduous shrub with slender stems, flushed red when young, oblong to oval, dark green leaves, silvery beneath, and white catkins in spring before the leaves emerge.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming, Prostrate


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe in late spring. Seed has a very short viability.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salix repens 'Voorthuizen' (Creeping willow 'Voorthuizen') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Gravel, Garden edging, Edging, Beds and borders, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Resents shallow, chalky soil. A female cultivar.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, 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 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Salix repens 'Voorthuizen' (Creeping willow 'Voorthuizen')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Agrilus fleischeri

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Pest of poplar; native to East Asia. Likely to be damaging if introduced to the UK. Protecting against the risk of entry via wood packaging material and other means remains a priority. A Europe-wide assessment would be helpful; to consider strengthened regulation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Salix repens 'Voorthuizen' (Creeping willow 'Voorthuizen')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Salix repens 'Voorthuizen' (Creeping willow 'Voorthuizen')

Common pest name

Japanese swift moth

Scientific pest name

Endoclita excrescens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest whose larvae feed off a range of herbaceous and woody hosts. Native to East Asia where substantial impacts have been observed; and current import requirements do not fully mitigate the risk of introduction. A PRA will help to assess the level of risk more fully.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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