SALIX

Commonly known as Willow

Very diverse of form and habit from dwarves suitable for troughs to huge weeping trees for planting near water, and some with brilliantly coloured winter shoots.

Embedded in culture for millenia. Coracles, cricket bats, wicker and medicine. Music and literature.

Genus of about 450 species of normally dioecious, deciduous trees and shrubs found in habitats ranging from lowland meadows and riverbanks to sand dunes and mountain screes worldwide, except Australia.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree

Buy Varieties of SALIX

SALIX babylonica 'Tortuosa'

SALIX babylonica 'Tortuosa'

Contorted willow, Tortured willow

contorted stems and light-green leaves

 
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SALIX caprea

SALIX caprea

Goat willow, Palm willow, Pussy willow

female form is known as 'Pussy Willow'

 
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SALIX caprea 'Kilmarnock'

SALIX caprea 'Kilmarnock'

Goat willow, Pussy willow

top grafted weeping Kilmarnock willow

 
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£40.00 each 
SALIX cinerea

SALIX cinerea

Grey sallow, Grey willow

grey underside to the leaves

 
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SALIX daphnoides

SALIX daphnoides

Violet willow

large silver catkins, dark stems with glossy red shoots

 
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SALIX fargesii

SALIX fargesii

Willow

stout branches with glossy-green new growth which turns reddish-brown. Buds are bright red. Long catkins are green in spring. A good ornamental shrub right through the year with dark green toothed leaves silky underneath

 
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SALIX gracilistyla 'Mt. Aso'

SALIX gracilistyla 'Mt. Aso'

Japanese pussy willow

striking male plant with beautiful silky pinkish-red catkins

 
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SALIX hastata 'Wehrhahnii'

SALIX hastata 'Wehrhahnii'

Halberd-leaved willow

semi-dwarf willow with grey foliage. Catkins start white and turn yellow

 
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SALIX helvetica

SALIX helvetica

Swiss willow

silver grey catkins appear from small golden buds before the leaves

 
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SALIX magnifica

SALIX magnifica

Willow

magnolia-like leaves. Upright catkins are reddish at first fading to yellow. A most impressive species as a freestanding plant

 
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SALIX moupinensis

SALIX moupinensis

Willow

similar to S.fargesii but with smaller leaves. An attractive ornamental shrub all year round

 
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SALIX purpurea 'Nancy Saunders'

SALIX purpurea 'Nancy Saunders'

Willow

female form with slender glossy red shoots and blue-green leaves

 
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SALIX udensis 'Golden Sunshine'

SALIX udensis 'Golden Sunshine'

Dragon willow, Japanese fantail willow

bright yellow-green leaves. Insignificant catkins

 
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SALIX udensis 'Sekka'

SALIX udensis 'Sekka'

Japanese fantail willow

Japanese willow with flattened stems, ideal for flower arranging

 
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SALIX x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'

SALIX x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'

Curly golden willow

vigorous contorted orangey yellow stems and green leaves

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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