Boyd's Willow - Pre-Bonsai - Salix boydii

Regular price $29.99

A favorite. A dwarf willow for the miniature garden with a growth rate of about 3" per year - although it has been growing a lot slower for us here in Seattle, Wa.

These are grown as 'Pre-Bonsai' meaning the branches and trunks are thicker than usual.

Discovered in Scotland, Boyd's Willow grows really slowly to about 12 inches tall and it a hardy little gem for just about any miniature garden scene. Round, furry, blue-gray leaves are perched on little gnarled branches. Needs sharp, well draining soil (add and or extra perlite.) 

**January '23 - Note that this plant is deciduous - meaning has dropped its leaves in the fall for the winter. The buds are just starting to burst for spring!

  • Round, gray-green leaves
  • Growth rate is estimated at 2 to 4" per year (in Seattle)
  • Adult height it 12" tall by 8" wide 
  • Globe shaped
  • Cold hardy Zones 4 to 7, or to -30F
  • Heat Zones 7-1
  • Full sun to part sun
  • Avoid hot, summer sun if it is in a container
  • Prune if needed
  • Regular water with well-drained soil
  • Pot is 4" in diameter
  • An outdoor plant


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From Jane in MD:

"Hi Steve,
I thought it was time to let you know this order and all previous orders that have arrived came beautifully wrapped and packaged. It has been a pleasure experiencing the attention to details for shipping. Plants and all items are perfect, the quality of which is outstanding. Kudos."