Salix elaeagnos 'Angustifolia' - Rosemary
aka S. elaeagnos var. 'rosmarinifolia'
Much in the same way that the rosemary shrub can be trimmed
to adhere to a formal style, Rosemary willow responds
to vigorous pruning. Hardy in colder climates,
this willow could provide a suitable hedge for
a formal herb garden, where boxwood, santolina
and rosemary would die back. Ornamental.
Description: small shrub; to 3 m (10');
Dark brown new growth; leaves long and thin, resembling a
Conditions: full sun to part shade; moderately
drought tolerant; can be easily shaped by selective pruning
Coldest zone: 3 (find your
zone; further info on plant hardiness)
The main picture was taken in the fall.
Comparison of willow
stems and leaves
Lists of various willow