This willow is a small shrub with downy leaves. These leaves will turn a beautiful pink, purple and red in the fall and can often be seen in the summer as new leaves crowd out the earlier ones.
Height (cm): 600
Other traits: Erosion Control, Medicinal, Wildlife. Excellent for stream bank protection. The bark contains Salicylic acid, a pre-cursor of aspirin. Willows are the host-plants for many Butterflies and moths.