After my special tree died on me early this year, I had to find myself a new favourite. Since I´m quite picky on colors and shapes (can be green, but not too green, preferably no pink etc...), I have looked around for a while. I found this cool fella while visiting a local nursery a few weeks back and I have to say it has become my new favourite. The tree is called Salix Anglorum "Yalta" and has beautiful purple red catkins and the perfect green color ;-). I love the strange looking shape with a long stem and a little "bush" on top. It prefers sun or semi-shade which is perfect for my quite sunny garden.