It is one of the best plants that stay green in winter.
Winters may be long and cold, but your garden can allay that dreariness and be transformed into a place of natural beauty with visually arresting textures or colors.
Noted for its colorful stems and stunning winter display, Salix alba var. vitellina 'Yelverton' (Golden Willow) is a deciduous tree, often grown as a multi-stemmed shrub.
It sports bright, reddish-orange and yellow-orange new stems that are particularly noticeable and pretty in winter. May 15, Anthocyanins are other plant pigments that are only made in the fall.
For the best display, cut the stems flush to the ground every years in early spring, just as the leaf buds start to swell.
These pigments cause red, pink, or purple colors. Anthocyanins also protect leaves from being eaten or getting sun burned. So the different colors in leaves are caused by changes in the pigments. When the weather changes, some plants break down all the green pigment.