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Salix magnifica


Salix magnifica is a beautiful and interesting large shrub or small tree with broad, bluish-green leaves.

Salix magnifica is a beautiful and interesting large shrub or small tree with large, broad, bluish-green leaves that are whitish beneath and veined red. The leaves emerge with red and purple tints and are held on red stems. The look of the foliage is much more typical of a magnolia than a willow. It has 6-8 inch long yellow to orange and burgundy catkins in spring. Native to panda country in China.

Common Name: Magnolia-Leaved Willow

Family: Salicaceae (The Willow Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 10-15'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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