Salix ‘Flame Yellow'

Yellow Flame Willow

This is a yellow-stemmed selection of the red Flame Willow. At 12ft x 8ft, they are the shortest selections of the White Willow and maybe a hybrid causing the shorter stature! ‘Flame Yellow' has perhaps the brightest lemon-yellow stems in summer of all willows, turn orange in Autumn and red in winter. Stem color change is due to exposure sun, in the winter they get full sun and in summer the least, hence the darker color. Stem color is also brightest with hard pruning every 1-2 years. Grow in full sun to get best color, in moist or average soils. Hasn't flowered for us yet! Hardy to Zone 3.


USES: winter ornamental, cut stems for winter displays, it makes a spectacular hedge!


If anyone knows the history of this selection I'd love to hear about it. I'll trade a free bundle of cuttings of any willow we offer for such knowledge!

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Flame yellow in its early winter coloring; by the end of March it will turn yellow.

Photo courtesy of Larry Smart, Cornell University.

'Flame Yellow' in its August coloring.


'Flame Yellow' in late-October.

Next year's flattened flower buds evident.

Should get photos of the flower in Spring and see if it's female like 'Flame' red.

By September Flame Yellow is starting to show signs of turning to its winter color.

'Flame Yellow' in May with it's brilliant yellow coloring.

Quite a remarkable change from Winter to Summer!

'Flame Yellow' in its early winter coloring;

by the end of April it will turn yellow.

Photo courtesy of Larry Smart, Cornell University.

Name Change

formerly

S. alba x ? 'Flame 'Yellow'

Some of our stock in the nursery in late April, the yellow stem color is returning.