Salix purpurea ‘Packing Twine’ is grown in our willow beds at Lakeshore Willows for basketry.
Medium to large shrub when not coppiced
This variety is great for basketry and can be used for living willow structures.
Bark can be harvested for weaving on 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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