|Coral Ember Willow in a Winter Landscape|
Some of you may recall my 2013 blog on this plant (Winter Interest, Part 10 - Coral Ember Willow, 01/22/13). Real briefly, Salix alba ssp. vitellina 'Britzensis' is a fast-growing, vigorous, hardy, colorful large shrub. Its inexpensive, gets large, gets woody, and wildlife likes it. During the growing season, it is a good screen shrub, but is most interesting after the leaves fall off, with yellow, red and orange branches that glow in a snowy winter landscape.
|Branch colors vary on the same shrub|
So yesterday I did my thing out there in the spring sunshine. Evidence follows.
|After the haircut (see branches on the ground)|
|Close-up of one of my younger pups|