Salix wolfii - Wolf's Willow
Native to the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US, Wolf's
willow is a carefree shrub for small to medium-size gardens.
Our unpruned eight year old shrub is just 2m (6.5') tall.
The numerous delicate dark-red twigs that populate the upper
part of the plant, are quite noticeable during the winter
Prune only to shape the plant.
Description: 3-5m (10'-16'); open multi-branched
shrub; dark red annual growth changing to gray by the second
year; small, narrow, dark green leaves; slow grower
Ideal conditions: full sun to dappled shade;
water during dry periods; found in nature along streams and
in low, moist areas; can take constantly wet heavy soil; tolerates
Uses: steambank erosion control; ornamental
(delicate branches add winter interest); fall colour
Coldest zone: 3, possibly 2 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Comparison of willow
stems and leaves
Lists of various willow