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Creeping Willow

$61.99
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$61.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
  • Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 7

Creeping Willow, Salix repens, is a moisture-loving, low-growing shrub that features showy silvery catkins that turn yellow along bare stems in early spring. The oval leaves are 1 1/2” long and grayish green on top with a silvery underside. The spring-blooming, fuzzy, gray catkins are male and feature bright yellow anthers offering eye-catching form, texture, and color in the landscape. 

Grown in Hardiness Zones 4-7, this ground-hugging deciduous shrub reaches a height of 4-6 inches with up to a 6 ft spread. Creeping Willow is also popular in dried flower arrangements. This is an ideal selection for use as an architectural ground cover, is effective at controlling erosion and stabilizing soil on banks and slopes, and is well suited for weaving and cascading down a retaining wall. This low-maintenance shrub also provides valuable habitat for a variety of wildlife. 

Creeping Willow Care

Creeping Willow produce the most catkins when they are planted in a full sun location, ideally with 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Creeping Willow adapts to a variety of soil types but prefers moist and well-draining soil with a pH ranging from 6.5-7.3. Provide plenty of water, particularly when first establishing your new plant to get it off to a great start. 

Be sure to apply a layer of organic mulch around the root zone to help retain moisture. Remove any dead or crossing branches on your Creeping Willow to increase air circulation and sunlight around all the branches, spurring bud development and flowering. Every few years, you can prune the plant hard, removing more than 1/3 of the branches to encourage new vigorous growth. Propagate Creeping Willow by taking both hard and softwood cuttings, dipping the cut end in rooting hormone, and then placing it in the already moistened soil approximately 2-3” deep.

Creeping Willow Spacing

When initially planting Creeping Willow, allow for this low and slower-growing shrub to reach its full mature width in each direction from the center of up to 5-6 ft. If planting en masse, space each plant closer than 5 feet, but be prepared to control its spread and prune to maintain the desired shape. Prune in early spring before new growth appears. 

Creeping Willow Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches
Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Feet
Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): Black
Flower Description: Black Creams
Bloom Period: April To May
Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Gray
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Creeping Willow
Other Name(s): Creeping Willow
Scientific Name: Salix repens - Creeping willow
SKU:
1231012519-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.