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Salix daphnoides 'Aglaia' (m) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Green and Yellow in Spring
Grey/Silver and Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Stem

Red in

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

4-8 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

violet willow 'Aglaia'

Family

Salicaceae


Salix are deciduous shrubs and trees of diverse habit, with simple leaves and tiny flowers in catkins, male and female usually on separate plants. Some are valued for their brightly coloured winter shoots, others for their foliage or showy male catkins

'Aglaia' is a spreading deciduous shrub with reddish young shoots, and oblong, dark green leaves and silky grey male catkins with yellow anthers in late winter and early spring

Synonym(s)

  • Salix daphnoides 'Latifolia'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile deep soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Can be pollarded or coppiced to promote new shoots

Pests

Can get aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles and sawflies

Diseases

May be subject to a rust