Saith Ffynnon Wildlife Plants
Select Currency
US DollarEuroPound Sterling
Forgotten your password?

  Home > Butterfly Plants

Willow-  different colours for making baskets and structures; collection cuttings available Nov - March
Willow-  different colours for making baskets and structures; collection cuttings available Nov - March Willow-  different colours for making baskets and structures; collection cuttings available Nov - March Willow-  different colours for making baskets and structures; collection cuttings available Nov - March Willow-  different colours for making baskets and structures; collection cuttings available Nov - March
 

Willow collection -available Nov - March


The Willow or Salix family are a large group that all tend to grow in damp conditions, root very easily and are useful for all sorts of purposes - from making baskets to garden obelisks, living garden furniture and dens for kids, bean poles and lots more! We grow several different varieties which have different colours and uses. 

Willows are also essential in the wildlife garden as their catkins provide some of the earliest nectar and pollen for insects emerging from hibernation. Many of these insects and their larvae which feed on the willow leaves too (especially moths), are then food for spring bird chicks and also for bats and small mammals.

Willows make a lovely coloured bamboo-like screen if cut every year after the second, and are extremely simple to grow - just push the unrooted rods into the ground and leave! Full instructions sent with every order. 

WILLOW CUTTINGS NEED TO BE PLANTED IN WINTER OR SPRING, WHILE DORMANT 

SO ARE ONLY SENT OUT BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND MARCH, BUT ADVANCE ORDERS CAN BE TAKEN AT ANY TIME.

Goat willow (Salix caprea) is the larval foodplant for many species of moths and is included in the collection. but you can buy these separately if you wish. they are not as attractive in the garden as the others, but are a good addition to a wildlife hedge.

A Small quantity of the bright red 'Britensis/Britzensis chermezina' variety(3rd&4th small photos- click on them to enlarge) is also currently available


Bookmark and Share

Britzensis chermezina
Goat Willow, Salix caprea


Our Price: £9.50







Customer Reviews
Write an online review and share your thoughts with other shoppers!



« Back

  You Can Contact us by e-mail at Jan@7wells.org Site Map  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy & Cookies  
Newsletter Signup