basket willow

Orla Stanley asked 11 years ago
How and when to grow willow from cuttings – i.e. ‘wands’ or ‘sallies’ as have heard them called. Location sth Wexford. Available locally but not sure how to go about – people say just take a snip and shove in the ground – is it that simple? Trying to create ‘screen’ along fence.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Yes, it is that easy. Just stick some lengths, any size, in the ground in November.

This willow, Salix viminalis, can grown quite large and easily make two metres new growth when cut back each year. If you want this kind of vigour, make sure you have plenty of space.