Salix purpurea 'Frances Red' is grown in our willow beds at Lakeshore Willows for basketry.
Medium size shrub if not coppiced
This variety is great for basketry and can also be used for living willow projects.
Bark for weaving can be harvested from 2-3 year old rods.
IMPORTANT NOTE FROM LENE: I am not a horticulturist and the information provided for each willow variety is based on my observations growing and using the willows here at Lakeshore Willows. The information about growth habit is quoted from Christopher Newsholme's book: Willows, The Genus Salix.
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