10 cuttings of live willow of Dicky Meadows, a variety of Salix purpurea, ready to plant (25 to 30cm in length).
Grown for fine willow basketry work, the one year old stems of Dicky Meadows are a very attractive straw yellow colour. One year old rods grow to a length of c. 4-7ft once established and seem to be resistant to pest insects that cause branching.
If left to mature, this willow plant will grow into a spreading shrub upto 4m tall.
Salix purpurea is a locally common willow shrub of river margins and wet ground widely distributed throughout Britain and Ireland. It can be seen, far from habitation or cultivation, by streams or on damp hillsides. There are a number of varieties grown for basket making across the south of England.
Available DECEMBER to MARCH.