‘Salix daphnoides’ otherwise known as Violet Willow trees. Bare root.
A valuable deciduous tree that offers early nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators at the beginning of Spring. The young shoots, which can grow up to 2.5m in a season, are purple, with a whitish powdery bloom in winter. This combined with masses of silvery Pussy Willow flowers in late winter, gives it exceptional interest in both the garden and the countryside.
Popular for basketry because of the lovely colour of the stem.
- Thrives in damp areas
- Grows up to 8-10m
- The catkins provide an early source of nectar and pollen for pollinating insects
- Hardy to -20c and low maintenance
Orders placed between Weds PM – Sunday will be dispatched on the following Monday to ensure the order isn’t with the postal depot over the weekend and that it reaches you in the best condition possible.
Please bear in mind the plant is posted out via Royal Mail and may not look its’ best when initially unpacked. To help it along, place the roots in water for up to 30 mins as soon as it has been unpacked before planting out / potting on.
These bare root trees are best planted between Oct – May.