Salix purpurea 'Pendula'
Leave 'Pendula' to grow as an attractive arching
shrub or train it as a small weeping willow by
removing the lower buds. Or it can be grafted
onto rootstock that is 2-2.5 m (6-8') tall. This
results in a miniature weeping willow for very
According to Christopher Newsholme in the book
Willow: The Genus Salix, Salix purpurea is
bitter and unpalatable to livestock and rabbits.
Description: small shrub; whitish-grey
arching branches; maroon new growth
Conditions: full sun to part shade; thrives
with regular deep watering; tolerates a wide range of soil
types; extremely hardy; can withstand prolonged drought
Coldest zone: 3
(find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)