A spreading deciduous shrub or small tree with arching purple shoots bearing narrowly oblong, blue-green leaves and slender silvery catkins that appear on bare shoots in early spring. Male and female catkins usually appear on separate plants.

Soil: Grows well on moist sandy and chalky. Tolerant of wet and salty soils.

Aspect: Full sun.

Suitable Locations: Coastal, exposed, waterside sites.

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