Salix candida Iceberg Alley

available mid May

Salix candida Iceberg Alley

Sageleaf Willow

Salix Iceberg Alley is a native plant discovered by  Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Botanical Garden.  The powdery, silver foliage of this small shrub is a great addition to the landscape, adding texture and contrast when combined with other shrubs. It forms a rounded shrub that does not overtake the landscape, reaching a height and spread of about 1.5 m, (a bit shorter in very cold areas and a bit taller in warmer zones). It blooms in spring with silver catkins, red stamens and nectar for pollinators. Its silver foliage offers a lot of great design possibilities.

  • Height: 1.2-1.5 m (48-60 in)
  • Spread: 1.2-1.5 m (48-60 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 2-6
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of direct mid-day sun
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: silver
  • Bloom Colour: pink to rose purple
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies.

Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Iceberg Alley' is tolerant of moist soils but not standing water.  It grows best in full sun and tolerates pruning beautifully. Consider cutting the stems in early spring for the decorative catkins.  If pruning is needed do it after it flowers.