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  • Canadian Grown
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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Salix viminalis 'Bowhayes Strain' (Male)

Bowhayes Strain Osier Willow

Main interest:
ultimate willow for coarse baskery, living structure and fedge, tall and upright, fast growing
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist to wet soil
Flower colour:
grey-white turn yellow
Flowering period:
April to May
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 18 ft (5.4 m) width: 13 ft (3.9 m)
living willow structures, basketry rods, hedges, screening, woodland gardens, biomass, naturalized gardens

Salix viminalis 'Bowhayes Strain' (Male) is a vigorous ornamental tree that grows quickly to be 19 ft (6 m) by 13 ft (4 m). The trunk is greenish brown, and the long, straight stems are downy. Exceptionally long (6" - 8")  green leaves with silver undersides flash silver when the wind blows. Its grey-white catkins bloom from April to May. Catkins slowly turn yellow as they mature. Easy to grow, this basket willow (common osier) makes an excellent hedge. Its rods are among the best to make fedge (fence + hedge), living willow structures, and coarse basketry. Attracts wildlife. Disease and deer resistant.

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Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Common Osier, Basket Willow

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