Project Description

First Editions® Iceberg Alley™ Sageleaf Willow

Salix candida ‘Jefberg’

Introduced by Bailey Nurseries Inc.
Hybridized by Wild discovery in Newfoundland by Todd Boland, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Iceberg Alley™ willow is an exciting native plant discovered by the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Botanical Garden. The powdery, silver foliage of this small shrub will be a great addition to the landscape, adding texture and contrast when combined with other colorful foliage shrubs. The slower growth and round form does not overtake the landscape. It blooms in spring with a very pretty silver and yellow catkins with red stamens that can be cut for early spring decoration. Best in full sun and moist soils. Despite being from maritime Canada, it has proven adaptable to the cold, performing well at Jeffries Nursery (co-introducer) in Manitoba, Canada as well the humidity of the Midwest at Bailey test sites in Minnesota and Illinois. More compact than the species.

Available as 8-inch and #2 containers from Bailey (Booth 17019) and Oregon Pride Nurseries (Booth 8032)