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Shirleys' Whispering Willows - Small

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Image of salix viminalis hedge
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Image of Salix viminalis tunnel
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Salix viminalis

These small willow specimens will soon grow away to give you a lovely feature in your garden or field.

  • Make an excellent wind break.
  • Hardy.
  • Good in wet ground.
  • Can reach 30 feet (9 metres) tall.

Supplied as bare root plants approximately 2 feet (60 cm) in height including roots.

Available from approximately mid November 2018

5 or more £1.85GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
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Pollinator Friendly

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

Also known as the Osier Willow.

Environmentally beneficial in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and can be useful in particularly wet areas for 'absorbing' the water; very often found along river banks.

If you wish these can reach 20-24 feet (6-7.5 metres) high in 3-4 years. Alternatively you can cut them back once a year. These trees are make a very good screen.

Please note, these are well-rooted 2 ft (60 cm) tall 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 laying wet.
  • Prefers a moist situation (willows like to drink lots!)
  • 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.
  • Incorporating organic matter such as well-rotted manure (not fresh) or compost into the soil will give your plants the best start. Under no circumstances should you use any stimulants, fertiliser or bonemeal at planting time as these products will ‘burn’ any new root growth and slow your plants’ development!
  • Water as necessary, particularly during their first year; willows like to drink plenty of water.
  • Aftercare
  • 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

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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__Small/