Salix tenuijulis (S. alberti)

tenui = slender julis = catkin

Slender Catkin Willow

NEW FOR 2018

Another Willow from Larry Smart at Cornell University who received it from Korean biofuel developers. It is native to Western China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan along moutain rivers (where there is water). [This is a similar climate to New Mexico, where willows tend to grow naturally along mountain creeks and river banks.] It is a shrub that is said to grow to 13ft, but ours grow to 8ft in a single year after coppicing, so I would guess that it will grow taller in our climate. The branches vary in color during the year: tan in the late winter, green in mid-summer and red in autumn. The female catkins are produced on a few short leaves at the base; are approximately 1/4in in diameter (from whence the name came) and about 1in long; green at first and turning brownish at maturity. Leaves are very lanceolate, 5in long by 1/2in wide; green on top and glaucous underneath, edges have glands atop the dentations. Stipules are slender and appear to clasp the stems from the base of the leaves. Produces long slender rods that may be suitable for basketry and small structures. Hardy to at least Zone 4.

USES: Produces long slender rods that may be suitable for basketry and small structures.


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The Wonderful World of Willows

Vermont Willow Nursery

Salix tenuijulis in the garden of the amazing Finnish Salicologist Tapani Uronen when I had the great pleasure of visiting in July 2017.

$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.

Red catkin buds appear in late October on red stems in the sun. Leaves and stipules remain green until a serious killing frost.

Long slender (dare I say it?) willowy stems with fine narrow leaves.

At the base of the stems in the shade, the color is light greenish tan and the thickness is only 1/2in.

Female catkins appear on short leafy stems in late April.

A Google Earth Map of the area where Salix tenuijulis grows. The green areas of vegetation would include this species.

China