A natural hybrid found in the mountains of Scotland during the Victorian era, the small, slow-growing, deciduous Salix boydii has silvery gray leaves. As plants age, they develop a gnarly branch structure that lends character to the winter scene. This compact willow adds color, texture and form to small spaces, troughs or containers. Said to be tolerant of many challenges, including deer, drought, pollution, and salt.
- Garden Size: 1’H x 1’W
- Growth Rate: 1-2″/year
- Habit: Globe Shaped – Small
- Hardiness: Zone 4
- Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing. Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes. Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season. Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring. Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.