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Rosemary Willow

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$73.99
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 15 Feet
  • Mature Width 15 - 20 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 7

For a unique, eye-catching shrub or small tree that can add exceptional interest to a landscape, consider the rosemary willow. The narrow, rosemary-like leaves emerge grayish green in spring. By summer, the tops of the leaves turn a dark green while the undersides develop a silver hue. The smooth bark and red branches add further interest. Under the right growing conditions, the rosemary willow may develop an attractive yellow fall color. Scientifically known as Salix elaeagnos, it is sometimes also referred to as hoary willow.

The rosemary willow’s striking foliage is far from its only noteworthy attribute. It is easy to grow and fairly low maintenance, typically requiring no more than a biennial hard pruning to thrive in the correct location. It tolerates urban pollution and a range of soil types and moisture levels. You can prune this willow as a single-trunk tree and use it as a specimen plant. Because of its spreading habit, it is also a solid candidate for hedges and screening and will naturalize in woodland gardens. 

Rosemary Willow Care

Rosemary willow prefers a site with full sun to partial shade. Ideally, the soil should be moist but well drained. It is adaptable and can even tolerate standing water and a range of soil types and pH levels. This plant does tend to spread, however, so choose a site where it can be kept in check or position it where its spreading habit is welcome. Falling foliage and catkins can also generate a bit of a mess seasonally; bear this in mind when choosing a planting site for the rosemary willow. 

This shrub willow can be pruned in a variety of ways to fulfill different landscape goals. To grow it as a medium shrub, cut the willow back severely to nearly ground level every year or two in late winter before new growth emerges. It is also possible to train the willow to grow as a small tree by choosing one central leader and removing any competing branches from the base.

Rosemary Willow Spacing

The rosemary willow grows up to 10 to 15 feet tall with a spread of 15 to 20 feet. With regular hard pruning every year or two, however, the shrub height and spread will stay under 6 feet. Give this willow 6 to 8 feet of space when growing it as a hedge, or give it a clearance of 20 feet around if it will not be regularly pruned or to cultivate it as a tree.

Rosemary Willow Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7
Plant Type: Trees
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 15 Feet
Mature Spread: 15 - 20 Feet
Mature Spacing: 15 - 20 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Rosemary Willow
Other Name(s): Rosemary Willow, Hoary Willow
Scientific Name: Salix elaeagnos - Rosemary willow
SKU:
1231014114-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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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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