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Dwarf Shrubs and More

Here are 17 beautiful and low-maintenance plants.

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Dwarf Arctic Blue Leaf Willow(2 of 17)

Salix purpurea 'Nana'

  • Dwarf rounded deciduous shrub with slender gray/green leaves and purple stems

  • Plant in full sun

  • Tolerant of a wide range of soil

  • Height: 3-5 feet

  • Width: 3-5 feet

Hardy in zones 4-8:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost to prevent winter heaving; remove mulch in spring; avoid exposure to salt.

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost to prevent winter heaving; remove mulch in spring; avoid exposure to salt.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring.

  • Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring.

  • Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring.

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