Willow arch

Patricia O\’Hanlon asked 11 years ago

Would you please give me instructions for growing a willow arch – from scratch?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
A willow archis made with living willow, using the basket will, Salix viminalis. This produces long shoots, over two metres in a year.

You can begin with a rough arch in timber and tie in the willow as it grows or you can simply train the willow byt tying it into position to make the arch.

Several stems are set in the ground, depending on how lot the arch or tunnel is going to be, on each side of the ground to be arched over. The stems are tied into position and excess shoot removed.

The stems can be woven or plaited or simply tied in a bunch, After a year, the tied stems set in position and new growth can be tied in.