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Willow, Purple (Salix purpurea) potted shrub, Organic

$15.00$100.00

Family:  Willow (Salicaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 7

(Purple Willow, Purple Osier)  Dwarf willow tree to 9 feet native to Europe and Western Asia, has purple-hued leaves and among all willow species does contain the highest concentrations of salicylic acid in its bark. Plant prefers part shade to full sun and moist roots, is tolerant of many soil types, including clay, gravel, slightly acidic and slightly alkaline soils.  These can be trained to hanging baskets or planted on the permaculture landscape.  They are a nice streamside willow that stays small.  Plant at least 5 feet apart.

Potted shrub, certified organically grown

 

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  1. Question

    Lynn

    Can this plant be used for pain in teas or is it just the tree that is used for this ? Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      The purple will has the highest concentration of salicylates among all willow species. r

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    Jane

    How would this plant grow in Ashe County, NC? What time of year is best to order for best transplanting results?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi JAne,
      This is a no-trouble bush to small tree that will transplant readily anytime in NC. Feel free, these are really nice plants, I think you would be happy.
      Richo

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    • Tomás Ferreira

      Would this be good to plant near a Japanese lilac to sop up some of the extra water? Tree is planted in between 2 houses that seems to get too much water from the way the land is graded

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    • Diana

      Diana

      Hello Tomas,
      Yes, this seems appropriate, the purple willows stay relatively small, enjoy plenty of water, and are comely on the landscape.
      Richo

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    • Michelle W

      I would love to plant this in dappled shade next to the creek on our property, but am concerned that zone 8 will be too hot. If it won’t work here, any other recommendations? I like that it stays small. Thanks.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I suppose that if one shades and waters the plant that it will survive beyond the recommended zone 7. richo

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    • nrc3neal

      Advice to grow in Zone 10+ Hawaii, wet side ~100″ ?
      It’s actually not as hot as Tampa here, with breeze, tradewinds and frequent rainfall. Usually.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Sometimes also known as the “arctic willow,” good only to zone 6 according to this reference https://hvp.osu.edu/pocketgardener/source/description/sa_purea.html
      I think it may suffer in HI. r

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    • nrc3neal

      Maybe bonsai this one, huh?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      maybe

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