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5 Violet Willow Trees / Salix Daphnoides 3-4ft.Stunning Colour.Grows 8ft / Year


5 Violet Willow / Salix Daphnoides 3-4ft, 80-120cm


These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.


The Violet Willow is a medium spreading tree which is usually coppiced for the colour of its young stems. The young shoots, which can grow up to 2.5m in a season, are purple, with a whitish powdery bloom in winter.


Growing Details:

Common Name: Violet Willow
Genus: Salix
Species: Daphnoides
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy
Height: 800cm
Spread: 600cm



The leaves of Violet willow are oblong or narrowly obovate, 7-12 cm long and 2-3 cm wide. At first they are thinly woolly but soon become glabrous, dark green and lustrous above and glaucous below. Catkins appear before the leaves in February and March and are short, cylindrical and dense about 2-4 cm long and 0.8-1.8 cm wide. Female catkins are shorter and less decorative than the male


For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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  1. Perfect Plants 5

    Posted by Jeff Taylor on 17th Jan 2017

    First class plants delivered very promptly - all doing well.