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Salix purpurea 'Goldstones'

Goldstones Purple Willow, Goldstones Basket Willow

Main interest:
upright, 6 to 8 ft long rods, basketry, dried vibrant green stems
full sun
Soil humidity:
moist to wet soil
Flower colour:
pink turning yellow
Flowering period:
April to May
dark green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 10 ft (3 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
screens, hedges, fedges, bank stabilization, pond or creek side, flower arrangements, living willow structures, cut stems

By all accounts, Salix purpurea ‘Goldstones’ is a very pretty basket weaving willow. New stems begin deep red mahogany; by October the bases transition to golden green and by the end of the winter, they shifted to a pale yellow tan. Tan is a rare colour for a purple willow. When dried the rods are a brilliant green (Dunbar Gardens). Similarly, the leaves start a pale green, darken on top; and become a glaucous blue, dominated by a pale mid-rib on the underside, by the autumn. Leaves stay late in the season. If left uncoppiced, makes a great screen or hedge.

Highly valued in basketry for its unique light colour when dried. Coppice to encourage more young stem growth.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$10.99 - $27.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Purple Osier Willow, Purpleosier Willow, Violet Willow

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