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 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.