Willow ‘Alpine Creeping’
Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Mature Size: 1′ high x 5′ wide
Shrub Form: Low spreading, alpine groundcover
Foliage Color: Dark green
Catkins: Fuzzy, yellow, 2″ long
Flowering Time: Late Spring
Growth Rate: Moderate
Uses: Groundcover, slopes, rock gardens, difficult planting areas
Description: A low spreading shrub with a crawling ground-hugging habit, mahogany branches, fuzzy yellow catkins, and dark green foliage. A very interesting groundcover and a great choice for slopes and rock gardens.
Ornamental Features: Mahogany branches creep outward along the ground rooting where they touch. Fuzzy yellow catkins appear upright along branches in early spring before the leaves. Oval shaped pointed leaves are silky in the spring, maturing to a deep green in the summer, and then turn bright yellow with a red tint in the fall.
Landscape Attributes: Dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Low maintenance, deer resistant and drought tolerant once established.