Rosemary Salix

(salix elaeagnos ‘rosmarinifolia’)
Zones: 4-7 Full Sun to Part Shade (click for map)
Rosemary Salix planting at 3 years old
Rosemary Salix planting at 3 years old

The Rosemary Salix has dense growth and fine textured leaves similar to the herb Rosemary. Stems turn a deep purple/brown in winter. Provides excellent screening spring through late fall. Leaves are silver on the underside and hang on very late into the fall. This shrub has grown to 10 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide in 3 years in our trials and is seedless. Thrives in moist and wet sites but is moderately drought tolerant. Great year round windbreak under power lines due to its controlled height and dense branch structure. For best results plant at 6 ft. spacing.

Rosemary Salix close up.
Rosemary Salix close up.