Salix viminalis - Common Osier

Common Osier

Probably the most popular of all basket willows, Salix viminalis has become a staple in the Irish country side with attractive long thin leaves and a quick growth rate. Its strong but pliable new season's growth is often used for basketry. It may be planted in a prime location in a garden for its Autumn foliage alone.

Tolerates some exposure
Soil: Any
Position: Full sun, some shade
Notable uses: Living structures, erosion control, firewood, craft work, shelter
Hardiness: Hardy
Height: Up to 40ft (12m) Spread: 20ft (6m)
Type | Size: Bareroot | 2-3ft
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