Rubykins Basket Willow is a compact, slow growing shrub form of willow that reaches 4′-6′ tall and wide within five years after planting. Named for the beautiful, red catkins that come out March-April, this basket willow is an excellent addition for wet areas and rain gardens. The narrow, blue-green, linear leaves provide beauty and interest all throughout the growing season before giving way to gorgeous yellow branches that add color to your winter garden.
Latin Name: Salix koriyanagi ‘Rubykins’
Site and Soil: Willows grow best in medium to wet soils in full sun to partial shade
Hardiness: -20°F or below
Size at Maturity: 4′-6′ tall by 4′-6′ wide
Bloom Time: March to April
Pests & Diseases: Rubykins is tolerant of deer, wet soil, erosion and root secretions of Black Walnut
USDA Zone: 5-7