Salix exigua produces elegant lance-shaped, silvery green leaves on slender stems, which wave majestically in the wind. In spring, fuzzy pale yellow catkins decorate the branches as the leaves emerge. Forming a thicket of upright stems, this deciduous shrub requires little pruning and withstands exposed positions, making it ideal for coastal gardens, steep banks and slopes, screening and informal hedges. A lovely foliage plant for adding colour and texture to the back of borders, the Coyote Willow has been awarded an RHS AGM for its outstanding garden value. Height and spread: 4m (13′).