Purple Willow

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Salix purpurea cv. Arctic Blue
Common Name: Purple Willow
Type: Deciduous shrub
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Bloom Time: April to May
Height: 36-60 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Wildlife: Butterflies
Special Characteristics:
  • Cut down to ground every 3-5 years in late winter or early spring to encourage vigorous growth
  • Black Walnut tolerant
  • Deer tolerant