Coral Snap

(Hybrid Salix alba 'Britzensis')
Full Sun/Zones: 3-8 (click for map)
Close up of Coral Snap
Close up of Coral Snap

This is an exciting, colorful new plant from our trials. The 1-2 year old stems on this fast-grower are a graduating yellow orange red color late summer through winter. It looses its leaves late fall to fully reveal its colorful branches. Coral Snap is hardy and seedless in our trials so far and should grow to 20 ft. or more tall with a width of 12 ft. or more. Coral Snap will grow in almost any soil type except very dry. It will thrive best in a moist site with full sun. In our trials, it has grown 12-14 ft. tall in 2 years. It is great for windbreaks due to its dense branching. Plant at a 6 ft. spacing for a colorful screen.

Coral Snap at 16 months.
Coral Snap at 16 months.
Coral Snap in winter color at 20 months.
Coral Snap in winter color at 20 months.