Attractive 10' willow with narrow chartreuse and turquoise leaves of delicate size appearing after the curious reddish-purple (turning to blackish maroon) silvery haired catkins, oddly held in opposite pairs, fade & fall. Curious among willows for its delicacy of form with the chalky barked new stems very lovely with the small but plentiful purple blushed silvery paired catkins often appearing as early as January (and usually lasting through March), especially if you place this lovely shrub so that you can view the catkins through the winter sun..
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×