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The Wonderful World of Willows

Vermont Willow Nursery

Salix x fragilis 'Furcata'

(alba x euxina)

Forked Catkin Willow

(furcata = forked)

This strange willow came from cuttings from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden from an unlabeled tree. It took several years before it produced the male catkins and when it did I was rather shocked. Instead of a simple single spikes they were forked with two or three branches. I have never seen that in any other willow!



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Here it is in the nursery looking wind-blown after I coppiced the plants around it.

This is a vigorous willow.

These are male catkins on the plant at right. I've never seen the likes of this on any other Salix. Bifids and trifids! Most peculiar. It took six years for it first produce catkins and I've never propagated it to see if this is the norm for this selection!

$14.50 per bundle of 5