Salix purpurea ‘Dark Dicks’
purpurea = purple
NEW FOR 2017
We have new stock of the cultivar 'Dark Dicks' after growing an imposter under that name for several years. This 'Dark Dicks' is a male selection with dark stems; however the RHS state that 'Dark Dicks' has female flowers. So it's all very confusing! It is a very attractive selection that similar to the cultivar 'Bleu' except for the male flowers ('Bleu' is female). Stay in touch and we will try to work it out. We coppice ours every year and end up with 6-8ft rods! Hardy to Zone 3.
USES: Great for making living fedges, as well as dried for basket making and other objet d’art.
The Wonderful World of Willows
Vermont Willow Nursery
A young coppiced plant in an English nursery with 11 shoots that will make fine baskets giving a dark contrasting color to paler varieties.
photos courtesy of http://www.westwaleswillows.co.uk
'Dark Dicks' is another purple-stemmed selection of Salix purpurea and is similar to 'Bleu' but has male flowers.
photo courtesy of http://www.jprwillow.co.ukk
I somehow neglected to photograph our plants in 2016. I'll try to do better this year!