Salix daphnoides - Violet Willow

Violet Willow

A tall upright fast growing tree with many uses, Violet Willow bears early spring catkins on purple-red stems sure to brighten any location. It is a popular basketry willow for its long lasting colour and highly valued by all sorts of wildlife. It can grow in smaller gardens if coppiced in March to provide consistent winter colour.

Site:
Tolerates some coastal exposure
Soil: Any
Position: Full sun
Notable uses: Living structures, erosion control, firewood, craft work, ornamental colour
Hardiness: Hardy
Height: Up to 30ft (9m) Spread: 20ft (6m)
Type | Size: Bareroot | 2-3ft
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