Salix matsudana ‘Navajo’

Globe Navajo Willow
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

50-70′ x 50-70′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Spring

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Special Features

Low Water Use

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

3-11, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

4A-11

Fast-growing deciduous tree to 50-70’ tall and wide. This attractive variety is a relative of the popular weeping willow, but does not exhibit its heavily-weeping branching characteristic and is capable of tolerating dryer climates. Narrow, lance-shaped medium-green leaves with pale-green undersides grow on upright branching that eventually forms an attractive rounded globe. Adding further appeal to this variety is its attractive, furrowed light-green bark that becomes more deeply-fissured with age. Clusters of elongated yellow flowers appear in spring, but are considered inconspicuous. Well-suited for park settings, open areas or as a large-scale lawn tree.  While this variety can survive with less water than others in its genus, a more robust specimen is achieved with regular watering in a fast-draining soil. Thrives in a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 4A-11
Sunset Zone: 3-11, 14-24

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