Ashridge Nurseries is working as normal and the despatching of bareroot plants is underway. 

You can see Current Delivery Information Here. We are now taking orders for delivery in January 2021.

Purple Willow Sapling Trees

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Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Wet
Type Hedging
Also Good Autumn Colour
  Buy 11 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
60/80 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£2.82Plenty of Stock£2.26Plenty of Stock£1.97Plenty of Stock£1.83Plenty of Stock£1.69
  Prices include VAT

Please select the quantity of Bareroot plants you would like

£2.11
£2.82
 

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    Rootgrow

    From £6.00

  • Tree Planting pack - mulch mat, pegs, stake and tie

    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19


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Salix Purpurea Hedging

Purple Willow, Salix purpurea, also called Purple Osier, is more of a large, bushy shrub than a small tree. Salix purpurea has magnificent, striking purple young shoots, which provide ornamental value in winter both on the plant and when cut and brought indoors. The catkins are less showy than on some other willows as they appear around the same time as the leaves open so they tend to be somewhat hidden. But the bark is a glory. To produce the best colour, the plant shoudl be coppiced on atwo yearly cycle with half being cut to the ground each spring. This way you will always have heightto the plant and a good amount of young growth.

See our selection of willow hedging plants or view our full range of hedging.


Salix purpurea plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March). All our  plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

History & uses of Salix purpurea: 

Being a small, very vigorous willow, this is one of the favoured types for supplying withies - stems of various sizes for making wicker objects. Osier is an old name for both the withy and the plant. Willows have shallow, wide ranging roots and are great for preserving river banks and other loose soil. 

All willows are excellent for bees, butterflies and moths.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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