Salix Triandra Ideal For Willow Weaving
Salix Triandra Ideal For Willow Weaving or Screen
A fast growing variety, great for structures and sculpture work where having long straight rods are of great benefit. This variety can also be grown as a fast growing screen or windbreak.
10 bare rooted willows will make a living archway, simply plant into the ground approx 25cm apart and tie with raffia or hessian.
Salix triandra is a small, bushy tree or robust spreading shrub that reaches 10m in height.
The leaves of Salix triandra are lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or narrowly elliptic and between 4 and 11cm long and 1-3 cm wide. They are regularly serrated and dark green above and green below.
Catkins appear with or a little before the leaves in April and May and sporadically throughout the summer. Male catkins are yellow, narrowly cylindrical and between 2.5-5cm long and 0.3-1.2 cm wide. Female catkins are shorter and denser than the male.
Will grow in all types of soil.
Excellent for feeding and encouraging the birds in the winter.
Planting season is in between November and late March while the plant is in dormant growth. Dig a reasonable hole and plant with either some rose or tree compost or any organic matter (but not fresh manure, well rotted is fine) and plant with some bone meal or fish, blood and bone as this will encourage quick root growth. Do not water once planted (unless the ground is very dry), so the plant will find it's own water (make it work for it's water, creating strong root growth)
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