Creeping willow (Salix repens Iona)

Salix repens Iona

Creeping willow (Salix repens Iona) is a deciduous shrub belongs to the Salicaceae family. It will best grow in significantly full sun or shade. It has remarkably Showy flower but these bloom in spring and summer season.


Common name: Creeping willow” or “Iona Artic Willow”
Scientific name: Salix repens

Creeping willow (Salix repens Iona)

Classification of Creeping willow

Species‎S. repens
Flowering data
Growth rateFast-growing
Fruit ColorSmall, brown bark, smooth
AttractsButterfly, Pollinator
Plant TypeDeciduous shrub
Flower colorRed, white, yellow
Flower bloomSpring and summer season
Leave data
TypeDeciduous shrub
Length1.5 long
ShapeElliptic shape

Plant care – Creeping willow

WaterAverage Water need regularly but do not overwater
SunFull sun
Preferred Soil pHAn Acid, Alkaline, Neutral is equally good 
Required Soil drainageWell-drained on the whole
typeSandy, Loam
Soil moistureAbove all, it should be Moist
FertilizerHigh nitrogen
OriginGenerally in Europe and Asia
Creeping willow (Salix repens Iona)

How to care for Creeping willow?

It will grow in full sun as well as in partial shade. 

Salix repens Iona needs moist and average water. Do not overwater. It needs water regularly in a week. 

It grows well-drained, sandy, and loamy soil. As well as soil pH should preferably be acidic. 

Regular pruning increases plant growth. Further, the Salix repens achieves almost 12 inches of length in one month. 

Salix repens require balanced fertilizer and it should be applied during the growing season. Moreover, It should be growing in rich and fertile soil. 

Plant growth:
Generally, it grows extremely fast.

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