Salix purpurea 'Lambertiana' is grown in our willow beds at Lakeshore Willows for basketry.
Medium to large shrub when not coppiced
This variety is often grown for basketry and would also be suitable for living willow projects.
Bark can be harvested for weaving 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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