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

Salix purpurea ‘Bleu’

Bleu Purple Willow, Bleu Basket Willow

Main interest:
upright, 6 to 10 ft long rods, ideal for basketry, winter colour in the garden, living structure, black-red catkins
full sun
Soil humidity:
moist to wet soil
Flower colour:
black turning chartreuse
Flowering period:
April to May
blue green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 12 ft (3.6 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
screens, hedges, fedges, bank stabilization, pond or creek side, flower arrangements, living willow structures, cut stems

Salix purpurea ‘Bleu’ is another French selection of Salix purpurea. Grows up to 12 ft tall and produces new stems in abundance. Coppice for 6 ft – 10 ft long young red and green stems turn reddish-purple when mature. Mature foliage is dark bluish-green with the underside of the leaves a soft blue-grey. Catkins are a beautiful black. Overall, a stunning willow. A wonderful basketry variety, the rods of Salix purpurea ‘Bleu’ are soft, and extremely flexible. They turn a light blue grey/green when dried. Wonderful for living willow fences & structures.

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.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Salix purpurea 'Purple Dicks'

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

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