Willow (Salix) has hundreds of varieties, from small shrubs to sweeping trees, with colourful shoots, stems and different variations in appearance. We stock a variety of willow plants throughout the year, including; Salix Alba Vitellina, Salix X Chrysocoma, Salix Viminalis, and Salix Alba Chermesina.
Natively found in the Northern Hemisphere in countries with colder climates, this deciduous shrub is an attractive plant that is easy and quick to grow, preferring wetter soils. They can mainly be found around the country near water, and have pleasant, graceful qualities to to the plant. In spring the willow produces catkins, and can later, in particular the pussy willow, be cropped for basket making or fences.
When planting your willow, never plant it close to a building as it’s roots tend to go wandering, seeking out water and potentially damaging building structures. With this hedge plant you need to get your timing right; plant your willow in your designated spot and it should grow nicely. Trim back yearly if you’d like to keep it under control at a designated height and width.
Take a look at our range of willow plants below. If you have any questions about any of our hedging plants or require any advice before making a purchase then please get in touch with one of our specialist team members on 01580 765600, or take a look at our contact page.
Catkins appear with the green leaves in spring on this large deciduous tree. Salix Alba Vitelina has beautiful egg yolk yellow new shoots if pruned hard every other spring.
A majestic large fast growing tree with pendulous growth. Salix x Chrysocoma is often found by water with narrow green leaves and golden yellow winter bare stems.
Narrow leaves covered in silvery hairs of this small deciduous tree with upright habit Salix Viminalis open after the catkins appear. WIllow Osier is widely used in basket making.
The stunning Scarlet Willow has brilliant orange scarlet stems. Salix Alba Chermesina should be pruned every other spring to ensure the full effect of the stem colour.
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