Yezo dwarf willow (Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina)
Yezo dwarf willow (Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina) is a tree that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Yezo dwarf willow (Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina).
This plant has several common names including: Yezo dwarf willow or creeping alpine willow.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 5-10 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Yezo dwarf willow, creeping alpine willow
Scientific name: Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina
Plant type: Trees
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Ground Cover, Low Maintenance
Trees are essential plants in gardens, large and small, with their sculptural presence.
In terms of design, they add height, structure and interest all year round with attractive flowers, foliage, fruits and trunks.
In addition, they provide home and a food source for birds and other wildlife.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Yezo dwarf willow (Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Yezo dwarf willow (Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina) 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 nakamurana var. yezoalpina likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Yezo dwarf willow (Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.