From £2.82Salix alba Britzensis / Chermesina 60-80cms SaplingsNative. Blood red young branches. Loves wet site
From £2.52Betula pendula - 40 - 175cms Saplings Native. White young bark, gentle weeping habit. Not for hedgin
From £2.82Salix purpurea 60-80cms Saplings Native. Loves wet soil. Grows v. fast. Small & shrubby. Sizes:
The Violet Willow, Salix daphnoides, is a medium sized, fast growing deciduous waterside tree that has lustrous violet young shoots. These are dusted in a fine, fluffy powder that disperses like smoke if the tree is shaken by wind in dry weather. Salix daphnoides is a European native, widely found in a belt between Greece and the Baltic Sea. It can't really be said to have naturalised in Britain, as surveys rarely find it outside of gardens and managed woodland. Despite that, it is a perfect source of early spring nectar and pollen for bees and some of the moth caterpillars that feed on our native willows will be happy munching on Salix daphnoides as well. It also has one of the most beautiful displays of spring bark of any willow. It can be grown as a screening tree up to about 20 metres high.
View our selection of willow hedging or see our full range of hedging plants.
Violet Willow plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All of our young trees and shrubs are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).