Living Structures

& furniture (dried)

'Aquatica Gigantea Germany'

'Aquatica Gigantea Korso’

daphnoides varieties

xfragilis all varieties

gmelinii (xdasyclados)

'The Hague'

irrorata

koriyanagi

miyabeana

nigra

purpurea (not ‘Gracilis’  'Leicestershire Dicks', sericea, 'Vermont Red')

schwerinii

viminalis 'Bowhayes Strain A'

viminalis 'Bowhayes Strain male'

viminalis 'Bowles Hybrid'

'Winter Glory'

‘Winter Green’



Fedges (live) &

Woven Fences (dried)

all the above varieties plus:

alba varieties (all)

xehrhartiana

eriocephala ‘American Mackay’

eriocephala ‘Russeliana’

xfragilis varieties (all)

koriyanagi

koriyanagi ‘Rubykins’

meyeriana (all)

miyabeana (all)

purpurea (not ‘Gracilis’, 'Leicestershire Dicks', sericea, 'Vermont Red')

xrubra varieties (all)

xsericans

xsmithiana


Deerproof

miyabeana varieties (all)

purpurea varieties (all)  

triandra varieties (all)


Most willows are deer resistant.

They may be nibbled a little, but rarely seriously damaged.


Erosion Control

eriocephala S25

exigua

humilis

interior  

nigra  

petiolaris  

purpurea varieties (all)


North American Natives

amygdaloides

'Bankers'

bebbiana

candida

caroliniana

discolor

cordata

eriocephala

exigua

humilis

interior

interior 'Filigree'

interior x eriocephala

irrorata

irrorata 'Violet Beauty'

lucida

myricoides

myricoides 'Bronze Beauty'

nigra

pellita

petiolaris

pyrifolia

sericea

serissima


Best Willows For....

Hedges, Screens & Windbreaks H/S/W

alba varieties (all) S/W

xerythroflexuosa  S/W

xfragilis varieties (all S/W)

integra ‘Flamingo’ H N/A

integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ H

koriyanagi   H/S

koriyanagi ‘Rubykins’ H/S

miyabeana S/W

pierotii H/W/S

purpurea ‘Gracilis’ (Nana) H

(so dense deer can’t go through)

purpurea v. sericea  H

(so dense deer can’t go through)

purpurea vars. (all others) H/S

xrubra varieties (all) S/W

xsmithiana S/W

triandra varieties (all) H

viminalis 'Bowhayes Strain A' S/W

viminalis 'Bowhayes Strain male'

viminalis 'Bowles Hybrid'

'Winter Glory'  S/W

‘Winter Green’


Showiest Catkins

B=black BR = Brown G=gold P=pink R = red  S=silver Y=yellow

acutifolia ‘Blue Streak’  S->G


'Aquatica Gigantea Korso’ P

xbalfourii S

caprea  S

caprea 'Lemoine's Improved'  S

caprea 'Rosea'  P

caprea Select S

caprea x cinerea S365 S

caroliniana Y

cinerea S

daphnoides ‘Continental Purple’  S

discolor  S

discolor USDA Select  S

eriocephala ‘Russelliana’ R

gracilistyla   P/Y

gracilistyla ‘Melanostachys’  B

gracilistyla 'Mt  Aso’ P

'The Hague'  S

koriyanagi ‘Rubykins’  P

‘Licorice Whip’  BR   N/A

miyabeana Select S

rorida S>Y

xsmithiana  S>Y

triandra 'Whissender' S/Y

udensis ‘Sekka’ S

'Winter Glory'  S


TIP: Cut stems, bring in to room temperature and place in water. As soon as catkins have fully expanded take out of water and they’ll keep for months!

Showiest Colored Stems

for Cutting & Winter Gardens

B=black, GN=green  GY = gray O=orange R=red

W=white Y=yellow

acutifolia W

acutifolia ‘Blue Streak’  W N/A

alba ‘Britzensis’  R

alba ‘Chermesina’ Y>R     

alba v. vitellina  Y     

daphnoides ‘Continental Purple’  B

daphnoides ‘Ovaro Udine’ B

daphnoides ‘Oxford Violet’  W

xerythroflexuosa  R

xerythroflexuosa 'Caradoc'  Y/GN

‘Flame' red O/R     

'Flame Yellow' Y     

xfragilis ‘Basfordiana’  R

xfragilis ‘Farndon Red’  R N/A

xfragilis ‘Fransgeel Rood’  R/Y N/A

xfragilis ‘Golden Willow’  Y N/A

xfragilis ‘Hutchinsons Yellow’  Y

xfragilis ‘Jaune de Falaise’  Y N/A

xfragilis ‘Rouge Ardennais’  R

‘Licorice Whip’  B  N/A

matsudana ‘Golden Curls' R>Y

matsudana 'Dart's Snake' GN

matsudana ‘Swizzle Stick’ GN  N/A

miyabeana select Y/GN

myrsinifolia ‘Blackskin’ B

xmeyeriana (all) GN

rorida GN

xsalamonii ‘Chrysocoma’  Y

schwerinii B

‘Winter Green’  GN


Curly Stems for Cutting

xerythroflexuosa  

xerythroflexuosa 'Caradoc’

matsudana ‘Golden Curls'

matsudana ‘Dart's Snake’   N/A

matsudana ‘Swizzle Stick’  N/A

matsudana 'Tortuosa'

udensis ‘Sekka’


Biofuel Willows

'Aquatica Gigantea Germany'

'Aquatica Gigantea Korso’

x calodendron

eriocephala S25

gmelinii (xdasyclados)

miyabeana all

purpurea 'Fish Creek'

xsericans

xsmithiana

viminalis 'Bowhayes Strain A'


Weeping Willows

T = trees S= shrubs

integra 'Pendula'  S

xpendulina 'Blanda' T

purpurea 'Pendula' S

xsalamonii ‘Chrysocoma’  T

Basketry

F = fine C = coarse

alba varieties (all) C

'Americana' F

eriocephala 'American Mackay' F

xfragilis varieties (all) C

gilgiana F N/A

gmelinii C

'The Hague'  C

'Harrison's Brown'

integra F

integra ‘Flamingo’ F  N/A

integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ F

koriyanagi  F

koriyanagi ‘Rubykins’ F

‘Licorice Whip’ F  N/A

miyabeana  (all) C

myrsinifolia ‘Blackskin’ F

purpurea varieties (all) F

xsericans C

xrubra varieties (all) C

xsmithiana C

triandra varieties (all) F

viminalis 'Bowhayes Strain A'   C

viminalis 'Bowhayes Strain male'    C

‘Winter Green’  C


Small Gardens

The smaller the garden, the more and harder you prune; P = prune immediately after flowering.

acutifolia ‘Blue Streak’  P

balfourii  P

caprea ‘Ogon’   P  N/A

eleagnos ‘Angustifolia’  P

glabra P

gracilistyla ‘Melanostachys’  P

gracilistyla 'Mt  Aso’  P

integra ‘Flamingo’  P N/A

integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’  P

integra 'Pendula' P

myricoides P

myrsinifolia 'Blackskin’   P

purpurea ‘Gracilis’ (Nana)

purpurea 'Leicestershire Dicks'

purpurea 'Pendula'

purpurea v. sericea

reinii P

repens subsp. arenaria  P


Showiest Foliage

GY=gray GN = Green P=pink S=silver V=variegated Y=yellow W=white

alba ‘Sericea’  S     

alba 'Silver Column'  S

'Americana' x eleagnos v. angustifolia GY

xbalfourii    G

candida  S

caprea ‘Ogon’  Y N/A

cordata G

eleagnos ‘Angustifolia’  GY

myrsinifolia 'Blackskin’ shiny dark green

integra ‘Flamingo’  P/GN  N/A

integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’  P&W

lucida glossy GN

koreensis ‘Hakuro’  Y

koriyanagi G

xmeyeriana all  glossy GN

pellita shiny, white undersides

pyrifolia shiny dark green

reinii glossy GN

repens subsp. arenaria GY  


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