An excellent dwarf, creeping willow, ideal for growing over rocks etc. It forms mats of woody stems with attractive reddish-brown buds in early spring, soon followed by little red catkins. These in turn develop fluffy seeds and in dry weather look like tufts of cotton wool.
The leaves have a glossy 'wet look' to them. It's a deciduous plant and as the leaves turn yellow in autumn they smell strongly of honey. A plant that really does offer interest in all seasons.
Spreading, but only 7cm (3") high at most. Small enough for a stone trough if allowed to trail over the edge and it won't object to pruning.
The correct name of this plant is now Salix x fragilis var. furcatus.