Plant Name: Salix purpurea ‘ Nana’
Common Name: Dwarf Purple Willow
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Height: 6 ft
Spread: 6 ft
Blooms: April – May
Flowers Color: White, Green
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Lean, well-drained
Water Needs: Evenly Moist, somewhat drought tolerant when established.
Attributes: Prized for it’s blue-green foliage and deep purple stems. Quick growing. Deer resistant. Showy flowers attracts butterflies & hummingbirds.
Note: Can be kept smaller with winter pruning to the ground. Tolerates Black Walnut.
Uses: Pollinator garden, Good for wet areas, Beds and borders, Foundation planting, Rain garden. Whips used in basket making. Pond and Creek-side plantings.
Native to: Europe and Western Asia
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3a-8b