Salix fragilis 'Bullata' - Crack Willow
Many types of Salix fragilis are enormous and
invasive. However, the more shrub-like Bullata
is much more compact and easier to use in a landscape.
The very twiggy branches look outstanding when
planted with other basket-type willows. It will
make a beautiful winter hedgerow.
Description: large shrub or small tree;
vigorous; 3-6 m (10-20'); yellow-green new growth; leaves
are lanceolate and dark green;
showy large catkins on bare stems
Conditions: full sun to part shade; thrives
in moist fertile soil; can tolerate drier poor soil; prune
Coldest zone: 4 (find your
zone; further info on plant hardiness)