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Shirleys' Whispering Willows

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Salix viminalis

A versatile hedge that can be grown as a conventional hedge or sculpted into anything you can imagine!

  • Quick to grow.
  • Likes wet ground.
  • Reaches 30 feet (9 metres) high.

Supplied as bare root plants approximately 3-4 feet (90-120 cm) in height, including roots.

Available from approximately mid November 2018

5 or more £2.85GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:
Pollinator Friendly

Splendid-quality well-rooted plants to ensure a really glorious breathtaking screen that filters out wind, grime and noise.

Sometimes also known as the Osier Willow.

Environmentally beneficial in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

If you wish these can reach 20-24 feet (6-7.5 metres) high in 3-4 years. Alternatively, cut back once a year. Nothing screens an eyesore more quickly! Please note, these are well-rooted plants, not un-rooted willow sets.

These willows are suitable for making sculptures. Willow branches are strong and pliable.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Plant 18" (45 cm) apart.
  • Ultimate height 30 feet (9 metres). 
  • Can be trimmed to any height above 3 feet (90 cm). 
  • Average annual growth rate 4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 metres).
  • Ultimate width 15 feet (4.5 metres). 
  • Can be trimmed to any width over 2 feet (60 cm).
  • Grows well in most soil types (including chalky and clay), including those prone to lying wet.
  • Prefers a moist situation.
  • Suitable for most aspects, from full sun to partial shade. 
  • Does not perform well in dense shade.
  • Suitable for coastal areas.
  • Suitable for exposed/windy positions.
  • We are not aware that this plant is poisonous.
  • Plant autumn/winter/spring/summer.

Cultivation Guidance

  • On Arrival!
  • If the plants are dry stand the plants in a bucket of water for no more than half an hour.
  • Ideally they should be planted out as soon as possible; if this is not possible either 'heel' the plants into a shallow trench or alternatively wrap the roots back up in the bark chip and polythene they arrived in and store the plants in a cool frost-free place -  do not keep them in a warm place as they will start to come into growth prematurely. Every few days, check that the roots are moist and plant out as soon as is practicable.
  • Before planting incorporation of organic matter such as well-rotted manure (not fresh) or compost will give your plants the best start. Under no circumstances should you use any stimulants, fertiliser or bonemeal at planting time as such products will 'burn' any new root growth and actually slow your plants' development!  
  • Water as necessary, particularly during their first year, willows like plenty of water.
  • After Care
  • Keep your developing hedge free of weeds (once your hedge is established, weeds will not cause a problem).
  • Your hedge can be trimmed or sculpted once it has reached your desired height.

 

Available from approximately mid November 2018

Please note: This product is only available in multiples of 5

5 = £2.85
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10 = £2.75
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25 = £2.35
Add 25 to Trug
50 = £1.95
Add 50 to Trug
100 = £1.85
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250 = £1.75
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How To...

How To Plant Cherry Plum Hedging, Conservation Hedging, Coral Pearls Hedging, Whispering Willows
Detailed advice on planting out different varieties of hedging.

General Information

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Shirleys_Whispering_Willows/