A shrubby willow that glows red-orange in the winter landscape.
As we drove in, I saw this orange-coral-golden beauty and thought it was the shrubby dogwood ‘Midwinter Fire’.
I love the color of this plant in the winter landscape, but in Virginia it suffers from leaf spot during the summer. So placement is important – back of the border where other tall perennials will shield it from my view during its awkward period.
I was wrong about the Tower Hill plant, though.
It was a willow – Salix alba ‘Britzensis. What a beauty! In the winter light it glowed. [See first photo at left.]
I have grown a couple of other willows:
I know they must all be pruned heavily to remain beautiful and not take over the landscape.