Frank P Matthews
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Salix trees or Willow trees are a hugely diverse range: form very vigorous to very dwarf, with catkins, stem colour and variegated foliage. Most willow trees are quick and easy to grow and are very hardy. Hard pruning in early spring is recommended for willow trees grown for their winter stem colour.
Striking yellow stems. Narrow, lance shaped leaves and yellow catkins in spring. Ideal for coppicing.
Intense yellow winter stems. Prune hard to encourage best colour. Height after 10 years up to 6m.
Golden Weeping Willow
Golden weeping willow. Fast growing with graceful arching, weeping branches and yellow shoots.
The ‘Scarlet Willow’. A classic for its scarlet orange winter colours. Height after 10 years up to 6m.
A rich bronze-red coloured stem makes this form particularly worthwhile. Height after 10yrs up to 6m.
Small umbrella like tree, weeping with large silver male catkins in spring. Height after 10 years up to 1.5m.
‘Erythroflexuosa’. Orange-yellow twisted stems and leaves, very worth while. Small in height.
Dwarf, weeping Japanese Willow with creamy-pink foliage. Leaves drop in autumn to show orange-coral stems.
Blue Stem Willow
Young green shoots turn purple with age. Catkins have red anthers that turn yellow. Height after 10yr up to 3m.