Willow Hedging Plants (Salix Alba)
Willow Hedging Plants make a lovely addition to a hedge or a stand-alone tree in its own right. It is fast growing with beautiful slender leaves that are white on the underside turning orange in Autumn. Willow grows well in all soil types but thrives in damp soils making it excellent for flood prevention or to dry out damp or boggy parts of a field or hedgerow. It is very wildlife friendly providing habitat for insects and birds, and is also a horse friendly plant.
Key features of our Product:
- Easy to grow as part of a hedge, or as an individual tree
- For any soil type, easy to grow
- Great for coastal areas
- Full sun to partial shade
- Hardy and low maintenance
- Beautiful orange leaves in autumn
- Wildlife friendly
- Trim once a year in august
Willow is very fast growing and produces delightful orange coloured stems which give excellent interest in a Winter garden. It can be used to make living willow sculptures or structures.
Willow grows well in all soil types but thrives in damp soils making it excellent for flood prevention or to dry out damp or boggy parts of a field or hedgerow. It is very wildlife friendly providing habitat for insects and birds, and is also a horse friendly plant.
Simply choose the height of the plants you want to plant now and the number of plants you need.
We recommend 5 plants per metre in a double zig-zag row for a thick hedge, but you can get away with 3-4 per metre in a staggered row if you don’t mind waiting an extra year or two to form a thick hedge.
Keep them well watered – especially in the Spring and Summer in the first year of planting. If you are not sure how many plants you need or which varieties suit your garden please just contact or call us and we will be happy to offer friendly advice!
For best results plant with Rootgrow gel – it increases the growth rate by up to 50% and really helps the plants establish!
Many apologies but due to a change in the DEFRA plant health regulations following Brexit we cannot ship plants to Northern Ireland – we are working on this and hope a solution is found soon!