January 26, 2023
Salix repens

Salix repens or Creeping Willow

Salix repens is part of the Salicaceae family of plants. It is a shrubby willow that creeps near the ground. They also call it the Creeping Willow. It is native to Europe. Salix repens usually grows in sand dunes and grassland.

Salix repens
Salix repens

It has dark green leaves that are silky on both sides and oval. The flowers are single-scaled catkins. Male catkins have yellow anthers. Salix repens flowers in Spring around April or May. It grows to about 20cm or 8in tall.

Salix repens
Salix repens or Creeping Willow at Kew Gardens, London, UK

How to grow Salix repens:

Grow it in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in acid to neutral soil, fertile, moist but well-drained. Watch out for aphids, caterpillars, sawflies or rust. Propagate by seed or hardwood and softwood cuttings.

Salix repens
Salix repens

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