An outstanding ornamental from Japan.
Description: large erect shrub or small tree; 5-6 m (16-20'); pale brown new growth turning light grey at maturity; leaves long, light green above and light blue on the underside; showy catkins
Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade
Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Uses: basketry, living willow structures, furniture, winter interest, windbreaks, hedges, large gardens