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Salix (Willow) Stems at Bluestem Nursery

Salix (Willow)

Salix koriyanagi 'Rubikins'

Salix koriyanagi 'Rubykins'
Salix koriyanagi 'Rubikins'

Salix koriyanagi 'Rubikins'

Used extensively in Japan for fine basketry. Naturally grows long, very flexible rods. Basketmakers will want to coppice annually in late winter. Native to Korea, but very hardy in our cold climate.

Due to its very flexible branches, it is highly suited to use in wattle fences.

Description: medium, many branched shrub; 4 m (13') in height; reddish-green annual growth; young leaves pale pink, turning to dark green and grey beneath; sways nicely in a breeze

Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade; ample water; can be cut back to the ground every 3-5 yrs without altering the form

Coldest zone: 3 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Comparison of willow stems and leaves

Lists of various willow uses