Salix xfragilis ‘Fransgeel Rood’
(S. alba var vitellina? x S. euxina)
fragilis = fragile (stems)
Fransgeel = French yellow Rood = red
A male Dutch selection with yellow to orange branches, that turn red in winter. Stems are hairless with a waxy surface. Summer leaves broadly lanceolate to 12 cm long, dull upper-side and deep green; glossy, under-side. Rods grow 5-7ft in a year and if planted closely they are almost unbranched. Mine have red stems in winter. Hardy to Zone 3.
USES: Best if coppiced every year to get unbranched stems. A good coarse basket willow that turns orange when dried.
Two-year ‘Fransgeel Rood’ rods in the nursery with strong red stems.
There are a few yellow stemmed S. Xfragilis 'Golden Willow' stems interloping in the photo.
In their first year, the bases of the rods are bright yellow in late winter.
The Wonderful World of Willows
Vermont Willow Nursery
$12.50 per bundle of 5