Sat 24th June 2017

WILLOWS (SALIX)

New hybrid fast growing varieties are quick rooting, easy to establish and suited to most types of soil. Adaptable to many conditions and versatile in their uses.

HURDLES
Q83, Viminalis, St2481 / 55.

LIVE WILLOW STAKE
Dasyclados, Calodendron.


PLANTING FOR HEDGES AND WINDBREAKS

Plant rods 30cm apart in double staggered rows. Keep weed free. Cut back after first years growth to encourage multiple shoots. (image right >>)


PLANTING FOR LIVE WILLOW SCULPTURES

Using one - two year old willow, push material through black plastic to a depth of 25 - 30cm. This will prevent weed growth and allow rods to grow unhindered. If necessary use a crow bar to push holes through to a depth of 30 - 40cm for larger rods.

Push willow rods into ground, then weave together overhead or at side depending on your sculpture.
(see photo examples below)

Planting time: December - April.