Purple willow - this is a plant with long and flexible stems. The young shoots are purple, and the older shoots are grey or tan. The leaves are a reverse lance shape and pointed, at a length of 10 cm. They are green on the upper side, and underneath a blue/purple colour. Purple willow blooms in late March and early April, and has very decorative catkins.
Purple willow grows best in full sun and partial shade. It grows in any type of soil that is moist.
In the case of drought, additional watering is required. It is perfectly suited for pruning. After planting, it is necessary to compact the ground around the seedling, and water well.