Goat Willow, Purpleosier Willow, Basket Willow
Central Asia, Japan
Dense shrub with thin branches.
Moist, well-drained soil, tolerates wet conditions, full to part sun.
Great for stream bank stabilization and erosion control. Can be used in masses or singularly.
Blue-green leaves with white underside, 2 to 4 inches long and .125 to .33 inches wide, acute to accuminate apex, serrations towards apex.
Buds are purple and small
Young stems are purple; become gray-brown as they age.
Catkins bloom in March-April; initially are red-purple, mature to gray.
Capsules that split to release seeds.
Seeds, cuttings, or grafting.