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Salix (Willow)

Salix 'Aquatica Gigantea Korso'


Salix 'Aquatica Gigantea Korso'
Salix 'Aquatica Gigantea Korso'

Salix 'Aquatica Gigantea Korso'

A male clone of Salix viminalis, Korso displays unusually large catkins in early spring. This is an elegant tree for the waterside, however, it is more commonly used for baskets and furniture. Korso is also an excellent source for firewood.

Description: large shrub; 15 m (50'); bright yellow new growth; unusually large catkins; highly ornamental; vigorous

Conditions: full sun to part shade; waterside habitat or regular watering; grows in a wide range of soil types; prune for utility and to produce colorful stems

Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Highly ornamental. There are two ways to grow this plant - pruned or left to grow to its natural form. Read our page about pruning willows to find out more about coppicing and the resulting different plant form with an emphasis on colorful stems for winter interest.


This picture was taken in October and is of a group of two year old plants that are coppiced in the late winter every year.

Comparison of willow stems and leaves

Lists of various willow uses