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A2

A Salix Viminalis rod growing up to 3m (10ft) + long. Straight , clean growing rods with lancet shaped leaves. Suitable for living structures and wind breaks.


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A9

A Salix Viminalis rod growing 3m (10ft)+ long. Suitable for living structures. Grows cleanly with little or no side branching. Lancet shaped leaves.


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Acutifolia

A purple stemmed rod, can grow between 4m-6m high if left uncoppiced. Suitable for living structures and plant climbers or where a splah of colour is wanted in a lving project. Looked great in some of the Living chairs made here in February 2007.


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Basfordiana

A good yellow/red stemmed willow. Suitable for living willow projects, plant climbers, and similar projects.


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Belgian Blue

As with all the Purpurea family, a very fine slender rod for basketry.This one is currently under threat. It hasn't done particularly well. Musgrove Willows are trying to save it here.


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Black Maul

The highest quality basketry willow and the most common basketry willow grown in Somerset. This willow has been scientifically proven to be the best workable willow for most types of basketry. A green-stemmed rod with almond shaped leaves. It can grow up to 2.75m (9ft long). It can be boiled and stripped for buff rods, stripped of its bark when in full leaf for white willow and steamed in the boiler to give a black colour to its bark. Unfortunately, Black Maul is susceptible to a fungus called rust and insect damage. Not recommended for living willow projects.


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Brittany Blue

Again a very popular basketry willow. Growing very fine and can achieve up to 7-8ft long in the right conditions.


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Brittany Green

A very popular basketry willow. Growing very fine and can achieve up to 7-8ft long in the right conditions. A pink/purple tinged rod.

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Caledendron

A purple barked disease resistant rod. Growing up to 9ft+.


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Calliantha

A beautiful vibrant red, clean growing rod.


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Chermesina

A orangy/red-stemmed rod, which grows branchy unfortunately. A disease resistant variety.


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Continental Purple

Purple stemmed rods; the tops do suffer some die back. Can be used for living structures.


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Contorted Willow

Salix Torotuosa. Commonly used in floristry and dried flower arrangements.


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Curly Willow

Excellent as an ornamental potted plant but will grow into a tree if left to run wild. Most commonly used dried as floral decoration. We have two varieties with red and yellow bark. Caradoc has a small amount of die back at its tips.


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Dark Dicks

A very fine growing rod. Suitable for basketry.


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Dicky Meadows

Another fine growing rod. A light green coloured rod. Can grow up to 1.8m. Sought after by basketmakers.


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Flanders Red

A very waxy rod varying in colour from green at the butt end to a striking red at the tip. Can grow up to 9ft long and longer if left uncoppiced. Suitable for basketry, and living willow projects amongst other applications.


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Fransgeel Rood

Another red to yellow willow, grown for its winter colour. Can grow up to 1.6m (6ft).


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Glibskin

A green stemmed rod growing up to 1.4m. Suitable for basketry. A bit disappointing to us here. Has not sone as well as expected.


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Golden Willow

A disease resistant rod, suitable for living willow projects.


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Green Dicks

Similar to all the other willow rods of this family. A fine rod with a pale green/yellow stem.



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