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Living Willow Cuttings
Living Willow Cuttings, Hybrids viminalis, salix triandra sets, whips, osier, dasyclados, chinese, Q83, daphnoides, purpurea, harrisons, dark dicks, vitellina, flanders red, rods, soil stabilisation, river bank, waste water filtration, hurdle, basket, basketmaking, basketry, ornamental, crafts

Cuttings, Whips, Setts and Slips...

...are all common terms used for Unrooted Hardwood Cuttings.
Planting hardwood cuttings is by far the best and easiest method of establishing willow plants. They will establish and grow better than rooted plants, because there are no roots that need to recover from being disturbed. Even a 1ft cutting will often grow 6ft or more in the first growing season when planted in weed free soil.

Willow Cuttings

Here at The Willowbank we strongly recommend planting Unrooted Hardwood Cuttings to get the best results.
Unrooted Willow is easier to plant, quicker to establish and grows faster than Bare Rooted Willow because there is no shock to the organism when planted...

Simply make a hole in the ground with a metal bar, insert the willow cutting and then firm back with your heel. As simple as that!

Planting Season
The planting season starts early December and carries on until late March or early April (i.e. when the willow is dormant)

cuttings
Still at last season's prices.
(current planting season Dec 2013 to Apr 2014)

Purpose Designed Willow Cutting Kits

If you are looking for cuttings to plant for Firewood, Hedges or Craft Beds, please click the buttons below to take you to the appropriate pages.

grow your own fast growing firewood and logs from a kit and cuttings Hedges windbreaks and shelterbelt from cuttings grow your own supply of willow weaving craft materials

If you want to know more about the Varieties or wish to select your cuttings for a bespoke purpose, then please continue to scroll down this page.

Cutting Sizes

Cuttings are available in 1,2,3 and 4ft lengths.
1ft cuttings establish and grow well in weed free conditions and may grow 6ft or more long in the 1st growing season.
2ft cuttings also benefit from weed free conditions.
3ft cuttings prefer weed free conditions but will tolerate some weed competition.
4ft cuttings likewise prefer weed free conditions but are more tolerant of weeds. They are planted 12 to 16 inches deep below most other weed roots and the new shoots get enough light above the weed leaves.
As a general rule, shorter cuttings establish and grow well in weed free conditions, whereas longer cuttings have more stored energy and therefore  will establish and grow better in unfavourable conditions.

Willow Cutting Prices.

Cuttings are priced according to length and quantity.
Varieties may be mixed to obtain quantity price.


NB: We have a minimum order value of £50

      We are happy to quote for larger orders.
Length
Quantity
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< 100
100-299
300+
1 ft
80p ea.
50p ea.
45p ea.
2 ft
£1.00 ea.
80p ea.
70p ea.
3 ft
£1.40 ea.
£1.30 ea.
£1.20 ea.
4 ft
£1.80 ea.
£1.50 ea.
£1.40 ea.
Delivery.
Delivery is free to mainland UK.
For Offshore Islands, Eire, France, Spain etc, please contact us.
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To Order/Enquire
  phone   01594 861782 + credit card symbol   OR   envelope + Order Form Button
The following are normally available, but other varieties may be available sometimes.
viminalis
VIMINALIS Osier SUPER WILLOW
Ref: C.VIM
Very vigorous, producing long straight rods up to 3m+ (1O'+) a year. Traditionally used to make sturdy, practical baskets for fishing and agricultural use. Two year old material is often used for hurdle uprights, furniture, etc. Other uses include living structures, windbreaks, soil stabilisation, waste filtration, fuel production, and artist charcoal. Long leaves and catkins.
see cuttings prices table
dasyclados
DASYCLADOS "SUPER WILLOW"
Ref: C.DAS
Very vigorous hybrid willow. Slightly shorter but thicker than viminalis. Suitable for windbreaks, soil stabilisation, waste filtration, and fuel production. Broad leaves


see cuttings prices table
chinese
CHINESE "SUPER WILLOW"
Ref: C.CHIN
Very vigorous producing long rods up to 3m+ (10'+). Shiny green stems turning orangey shades towards tips. Suitable for living structures, soil stabilisation, waste filtration, fuel production, ornamental use. Attractive long, narrow leaves and abundant catkins

see cuttings prices table
triandra
TRIANDRA Almond-leafed Willow
Ref: C.TRI
Traditional basket willow still grown commercially today in Somerset levels. Brown bark. Useful for dried willow crafts and living willow structures and ornamental use. Glossy serrated leaves, catkins. Does not like extreme environments.

see cuttings prices table
daphnoides
DAPHNOIDES Violet Willow
Ref: C.DAPH
Tough, vigorous and decorative, deep violet rods up to 2-3m. Some side shoots. Useful for living structures, windbreaks, waste filtration and colourful stems in winter. Attractive leaves and catkins.

see cuttings prices table
To Order/Enquire
  phone   01594 861782 + credit card symbol   OR   envelope + Order Form Button
purpurea rod
PURPUREA
Ref: C.PUR
Traditional basket variety producing medium fine rods up to 2m long. Mainly green in colour. Attractive blue/green glaucus leaves. Will make an attractive garden hedge.

see cuttings prices table
harrison
HARRISONS SEEDLING
Ref: C.HAR
Originally grown by the Harrison family, well known Willow growers in Berkshire at the end of the 19th century. A productive and colourful variety making it a popular choice for Crafts and Ornamental use.

see cuttings prices table
dark dicks
DARK DICKS
Ref: C.DD
Very fine basket variety. Rods 1-2m long. As the name suggests - dark purple in colour.

see cuttings prices table
vitalina
VITELLINA
Ref: C.VIT
Rich yellow coloured stems make this a popular variety for landscape work. Can be grown as a shrub or a tree. Suitable for a garden hedge.

see cuttings prices table
flanders

FLANDERS RED
Ref: C.FLAN
Hybrid of albe and fragilis. A highly sought after basket variety producing long straight rods that dry to a rich orangey brown. Rods up to 2m+

see cuttings prices table
To Order/Enquire
  phone   01594 861782 + credit card symbol   OR   envelope + Order Form Button

Advice. We are happy to discuss your personal needs to ensure the success of your willow project. Please Living willow specialists, structures, cuttings, kits, installation, courses and school crafts Homepage us.


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