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Salix purpurea 'Green Dicks'

Green Dicks Purple Willow, Green Dicks Basket Willow

Main interest:
upright, 6 to 8 ft rods, bright green fresh stem colour, thin rods, fine basketry, up to 80 rods per plant
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist to wet soil
Flower colour:
black turning yellow-green
Flowering period:
April to May
bright 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, living willow structures

Salix purpurea 'Green Dicks' is another outstanding basketry and fedge willow. An elegant, male willow with slender, long, bright olive green stems in spring. Stems turn to red in summer, and to a bright green in winter. Dried, the flexible rods are light greenish brown; and perfect for fine basketry. Annual coppicing brings more rods, and full sun brings more intense stem colour. Catkins hold equal colour interest; they start out almost black, develop a rose hue, and finally turn yellow with pollination. A high yield variety, producing up to 80 rods per plant. Deer and rabbit resistant.

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

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