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CONTACT:
Ann Little
ann@yorkshirewillow.co.uk
Tel: 01706 839170


"fantastic fun planting the dome....really "forgiving" and easy to use. It looks great and we will try to add to it each year. Many thanks for your help"
Amanda, Lancaster Royal Grammar School. [Dome & Tunnel Kit]

“Thank you – The dome looks wonderful, the children love it. I have sent for 2 sets of solar lights so a fairy kingdom it will become”
Patricia, Stretton Day Nursery. [3m Dome Build Carried out by us]

"Thank you for all your work yesterday. I have had lot's of very positive comments from people in the village. They especially enjoyed being able to join in with the construction. Children are already playing in it!"
Julie, Malton, North Yorkshire Community Project. [Dome and Connecting Tunnel]

"Hi Ann, Just to say my kit arrived all ok! We planted it today I'm really pleased with it and can't wait for it to start bursting into life! Thanks again
Debbie" Local School Project [Small Dome]

"The pupils are loving their willow, having great fun at break times and also helping to inspire their writing on the subject of the rainforest, where they made traditional head-dresses and then used the dome and tunnels as their 'den' whilst being warriors - they produced some very creative work following this! The willow was also a 'big hit' with our new parents of the next reception year who were very impressed by your handiwork and that their children had the privilege of a willow dome in their school garden! "
Catharine
Kirkland & Catterall [Large Dome with two tunnels built by us with help from Children]

"Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Glad you enjoyed your day in Rainton. The dome and tunnel look great and can't wait until it starts to grow. Many thanks for all your help."
Martin, Rainton Community Project [ 3m Dome and 3m Tunnel built by us with local community children & adults helping]

"fantastic it has a great head of hair about 3 foot long and in need of a haircut. If you want to take any pictures pop over some time"
Martin, Local Project [Large 3m Arbour]

"Thanks very much for the kit. It looked like it might have been fun packing it up too - was the longest parcel I've ever received. Have now assembled the dome and it was really good fun. Just wanted to let you know how much fun we had making it.
All the best" [Jon, South East London]

"Thanks so much to for coming to school yesterday and building the dome and tunnel, for great rapport with the children, and for all the generous advice as well. Children, parents and staff all love it - I'm not sure who is the most excited!!!."
[Gill, Whitley Village School, Cheshire]

 

 

 

1. Salix Viminalis (cuttings, rods and kits)
2. Salix Alba (White Willow) (cuttings)
3. Salix Alba Chermesina (Scarlet Willow) (cuttings)
4. Salix Alba Fragilis (Flanders Red) (cuttings)
5. Salix Alba Vitellina (Golden Willow) (cuttings)
6. Salix Candida (cuttings)
7. Salix Daphniodes (Continental Purple) (cuttings)
8. Salix Fragilis Decipiens (White Welsh) (cuttings)
9. Salix Nigricians (Black Willow) (cuttings)
10. Salix Pentandra (Bay Willow) (cuttings)
11. Salix Purpurea (Purple Willow) (cuttings)
12. Salix Purpurea (Cohu Blue) (cuttings)
13. Salix Purpurea (Green Dicks) (cuttings)
14. Salix Sachalinensis (Sekka) (cuttings)
15. Salix Tortuosa (Corkscrew/Contorted) (cuttings)
16. Salix Triandra (Black Maul) (cuttings)
17. Salix Cinerea (Grey Willow) (cuttings)

Willow Varieties:
17 Varieties + Fast Growing Hybrids

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE LIST BELOW of the 17 main varieties we grow with a brief description of each.

To purchase, please go to the "Online Shop" link in the menu.

For full specifications and information of the product types offered, see 'Cuttings & Rods'/'Living Structures' sections on the web site. All cuttings are 25cm long, and vary in diameter depending on the variety. Cuttings and rods are not rooted, but will grow readily, full instructions provided with all purchases. Salix Viminalis Rods offered are from 1.5m to 3.5m long.

In addition to below we also offer a range of UK wide planting and structure building services, and a range of 'Super Willow' fast growing Hybrids for growing woodchip, logs, and biomass production generally..

See 'Online Shop' page for pricing & ordering.


Available as Cuttings, Rods and Kits:

1. Salix Viminalis
CUTTINGS, RODS AND KITS (Cuttings/Rods: in bundles of 10,100 or 1000)

Salix Viminalis

Fast growing yellow/green variety, long shoots but lower number of shoots than other varieties. Hardy vigorous variety, producing long straight stems with growth up to 2m a year, traditionally used to make baskets for fishing and agriculture.

Other uses include living structures, furniture, drawing charcoal, wind-breaks, soil stabilisation, waste filtration, and fuel. The stems or ‘Rods’ are very tough and flexible, ideal for construction of living willow structures. Happy in full sun or part shade and thrives on regular watering. It will tolerate a wide variety of soil types

Salix Viminalis is available as cuttings, or various sizes of rods/whips and is also used in our Living Willow Kits. For full details of all the sizes and the product types offered, see Cuttings & Rods and Living Structures section.

 

 

 


Available as Cuttings only:

2. Salix Alba (White Willow)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1 or 10)

Salix Alba (White Willow)White willow is a tall tree which generally grows to between 15 and 30m tall. The bark is greyish-brown in colour. The twigs are brown or olive, Buds are dark brown. Salix Alba is common by rivers and streams. It generally becomes scarcer westwards, especially in Wales and Scotland. Full sun to light shade; ample water; tolerates a wide range of soil and conditions.


3. Salix Alba Chermesina (Scarlet Willow)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1 or 10)

Salix Alba Chermesina (Scarlet Willow)Rich yellow to red rods giving excellent winter colour. Can grow to 7m, very attractive, yellow-red annual growth, with the colour improving the more pruning is done. Full sun to light shade; ample water; tolerates a wide range of soil and conditions. Of all the many types of Salix alba, this is one of the best for winter colour. Great ornamental willow.


4. Salix Alba Fragilis (Flanders Red)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1,10 or 100)

Salix Alba Fragilis (Flanders Red)Basketry willow that is wonderful to work with due to it's slightly waxy skin. The red autumn colour dries to an orange. Great ornamental willow. Changes from the green in summer to red winter. Full sun to light shade; ample water; tolerates a wide range of soil and conditions.


5. Salix Alba Vitellina (Golden Willow)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1,10 or 100)

Salix ViminalisGolden willow is a tall graceful tree which can grow to 30m. The year old twigs are its most distinguishing characteristic as they are bright yellow or orange making them very conspicuous in winter months. Thrives in wet conditions and variety of soil types, full sun or part shade. The strong flexible rods are excellent for basketry. Coppicing yields 2m stems with little branching. Ideal for hedges or to enhance winter landscape with colourful stems.


6. Salix Candida
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1,10 or 100)

Salix CandidaVery attractive willow with thick stems, growing 1.5m per year in sheltered locations, having large “furry” leaves, with large yellow catkins. Salix Candida is from North America, a very ornamental willow which grows into a small shrub up to 2.5m in height. The hairy rods remind of deer antlers. A further feature of this willow are the very large buds.


7. Salix Daphniodes (Continental Purple)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1 or 10)

Salix Daphniodes (Continental Purple)A hardy daphnoides, taller rods can be used as uprights in living willow sculptures, with the smaller rods being pliable enough for basketry. Great winter colour with new growth.


8. Salix Fragilis Decipiens (White Welsh)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1 or 10)

8-Salix-Fragilis-Decipiens-White-WelshA basketry willow with a very light bark colour, giving a good contrast when used together with darker rods in coloured basketwork.


9. Salix Nigricians (Black Willow)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1,10 or 100)

9-Salix-Nigricians-Black-WillowFabulous willow with wonderful pitch black bark which has a purple sheen to it. Young growth is a lovely black and green. Grows to 10m. Shining ebony coloured stems throughout winter. Prune hard annually in spring for best bark effect. A lovely ornamental willow. Full sun to shade and will tolerate a wide range of soil types.


10. Salix Pentandra (Bay Willow)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1 or 10)

10-Salix-Pentandra-Bay-WillowA large willow shrub or small tree usually growing to 5-7m high but exceptionally known to reach 17m. Salix pentandra is frequently found by streams and rivers and on wet ground. Bay willow appeals to gardeners because of its attractive foliage and catkins and is said to have fragrance like Bay leaves.


11. Salix Purpurea (Purple Willow)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1,10 or 100)

11-Salix-Purpurea-Purple-WillowCan grow up to 5m high or make a lovely shrub or hedge. Stems are slender, tough and flexible, tinged with purple. This is a traditional basket making variety, producing medium-fine rods up to 2m long. It has lovely blue/green leaves, and very attractive foliage with colourful stems which stand out in winter especially. Ideal for basketry, hurdles, or furniture. Full sun to part shade, thrives with regular watering, will tolerate range of soil types.


12. Salix Purpurea (Cohu Blue)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1 or 10)

12-Salix-Purpurea-Cohu-BlueSlender leaved variety, can grow up to 5M. It has lovely blue/green leaves, and very attractive foliage with colourful stems which stand out in winter especially. Full sun to part shade, thrives with regular watering, will tolerate range of soil types.


13. Salix Purpurea (Green Dicks)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1,10 or 100)

13-Salix-Purpurea-Green-DicksProduces a fine rod with a pale green/yellow stem, which changes to a whitish green in the winter. Can grow up to 5m. Bright olive green new growth, vigorous, especially with an annual pruning. Full sun to part shade, thrives with regular deep watering, tolerates a wide range of soil types.


14. Salix Sachalinensis (Sekka)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1,10 or 100)

14-Salix-Sachalinensis-SekkaRods curve round and can be used fresh or dried in flower arrangements. Catkins appear in February, turning first pink and then golden as they mature. Sekka will grow to around 4m height and makes a lovely feature in a garden. Excellent ornamental shrub. Can grow into huge tropical shrub. Very distinctive shaped leaves not found in any other willows.


15. Salix Tortuosa (Corkscrew/Contorted)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1 or 10)

15-Salix-Tortuosa-Corkscrew-ContortedA fast growing, spreading deciduous tree which can grow up to 10m with narrow tapering bright green leaves. The corkscrew effect in the stems being most evident after leaf fall. More drought tolerant than most willows. Contortion increases with vigor so pollarding enhances it. Thrives best in moist soil conditions and prefers full sun.


16. Salix Triandra (Black Maul)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1,10 or 100)

16-Salix-Triandra-Black-MaulSalix Triandra or ‘Almond Leaved Willow’ is a small bushy tree or robust spreading shrub that can reach 8m. The bark is smooth and dark grey. The twigs are olive-brown, the leaves are regularly serrated and dark green above and green below. One of the most attractive and fragrant willows and is being used more frequently as a garden shrub. Owing to it’s dark maroon-black new growth and very bright autumn colours it is highly ornamental. Triandra is a traditional basket making variety and has deep brown stems. It is also ideal for hedging, and living willow structures. Full sun to part shade, thrives with regular watering and will tolerate wide range of soil types.


17. Salix Cinerea (Grey Willow)
CUTTINGS ONLY (in bundles of 1 or 10)

17-Salix-Cinerea-Grey-WillowNative tree that produces silver catkins in early spring, elongated grey-green leaves. Any soil type, like wet conditions. Will grow up to 8m.


18. Mixed Varieties of Willow
CUTTINGS ONLY

Salix ViminalisWe offer a selection of bundles of mixed varieties of Willow.

See Online Shop for Details of Current Offers.


3. Membrane, pegs, ties, guards etc.
100gsm

Salix ViminalisTough Woven Water Permeable Membrane (100gsm).

1m & 2m wide role sold by the meter. Also sold in 5m Squares.

We also offer Professional quality Secateurs, Biodegradable Membrane Pegs, Jute Ties, Plastic Membrane Pegs, Bamboo Canes, and Spiral Rabbit Tree Guards.