Netleaf willow (Salix reticulata)
Netleaf willow (Salix reticulata) is a shrub that can grow up to 10cm tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Netleaf willow (Salix reticulata).
This plant has several common names including: netleaf willow, net-veined willow, net-leaved willow, netted-leaved willow or Highland willow.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 5-10 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: netleaf willow, net-veined willow, net-leaved willow, netted-leaved willow, Highland willow
Scientific name: Salix reticulata
Plant type: Shrubs
Habit: Mat forming
Height: Up to 10cm
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Planting type: Low Maintenance
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Netleaf willow (Salix reticulata), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Netleaf willow (Salix reticulata) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in clay, loam or sand.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Salix reticulata likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Netleaf willow (Salix reticulata) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.