Salix purpurea 'Lambertiana'

Salix purpurea 'Lambertiana' is grown in our willow beds at Lakeshore Willows for basketry. 


  • Here on our property this variety grows very branched with only a few rods per plant suitable for weaving
  • The rods have a beautiful, very pale green colour when fresh
  • When soaked and woven, it dries up a beautiful light colour again
  • The rods are very flexible with some tension

Growth Habit

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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