DESCRIPTIONSubopposita is an attractive variety of willow that has a spherical crown with numerous, thin, raised shoots. The leaves are widely elliptical in shape and are bluish/green in colour. In the spring it is covered with numerous, small, silvery catkins, which slowly develop into golden yellow clusters.
ADVICESEasy to maintain, but a lot of water and light is essential for lush growth. It thrives in all types of garden soil, and it is very resistant to air pollution. Grows well in industrial areas and cities. It is frost resistant, and does not require protection in winter.
In the first year, immediately after blooming and before the leaves show, prune the shoots very vigorously leaving only a few buds at the base of the branches. In this way you can achieve density within the tree. Pruning can be repeated during the growing season, but no later than July. In the following years the shoots can be pruned to the length you want. Strong spring pruning, carried out immediately after blooming, rejuvenates the plant, and allows it to maintain its umbrella shape. Due to this process you will have many long shoots that will bloom profusely the following spring.