Salix suchowensis

suchow = an area of eastern China

Suchow Willow

NEW FOR 2018

This willow is native to eastern China in Provinces in Plains within 300-500 miles from the mouth of the Yangtze River. It is a widely cutivated willow in that part of China. It came to the USA as part of a group of Willows shared by Korean biofuel researchers to Prof. Larry Smart, at Cornell University for their biofuel hybridization program. Larry kindly shared this collection with me. It is similar in growth to Salix miyabeana, but is not in the same section of Willows; puzzling? Whatever, it's a cool willow, very slender, tall growing with long narrow green leaves that are grayish-green on the underside. There are paired long linear, dentate stipules at the base of the leaves that expose their grayish green undersides. The stems vary in color through the seasons: in late Winter they are pale tan, turning redder in Spring and bright red in Autumn. It is a pussy willow, flowering before the leaves, and a female selection. It sheds its budscales in late March and are catkins fully mature by late April. In autumn the bud scales are bright red. Hardy to Zone 4.

USES: For living willow structures and probaby for basketry.

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Vermont Willow Nursery

Bright red stems and catkins; with elongated stipules at the base of the leaves in late October.

$12.50 per bundle of 5

Simple Tunnel/Arch 10ft

CODE: KTU10  Simple Tunnel 10ft

This comes in 10 ft lengths, 5ft wide and 5ft high

The kit to make this tunnel includes the following:

18 heavy rods ~96in for verticals

32 medium rods 84-96in for weavers

6 medium rods for horizontals

2 pieces 12x2ft 6 mil black polyethylene

marked where to make holes for the rods.

24 rust-resistant metal staples to hold down the plastic

100 rubber ties

Building directions


PRICE: $380.00

Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.

Simple Tunnel/Arch 10ft

CODE: KTU10  Simple Tunnel 10ft

This comes in 10 ft lengths, 5ft wide and 5ft high

The kit to make this tunnel includes the following:

18 heavy rods ~96in for verticals

32 medium rods 84-96in for weavers

6 medium rods for horizontals

2 pieces 12x2ft 6 mil black polyethylene

marked where to make holes for the rods.

24 rust-resistant metal staples to hold down the plastic

100 rubber ties

Building directions


PRICE: $380.00

Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.

Long slender stems grow over 8ft in one season once established and are very flexible.

Female blackish pussy willows open in April and turn greenish brown later in the month.

Stems turn light tan during the winter months and the catkins burst out in late March/early April.

Please Note:

We also have hybrids of this species!

suchowensis x xleucopithecia

suchowensis x (suchowensis x (babylonica x xleucopithecia)

suchowensis x viminalis

tenuijulis x (integra x suchowensis)

All are great for biofuels and living structures.


Please ask for more information if you are interested in these.