Salix purpurea 'Streamco'

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


  • 'Streamco' will produce up to 60 rods already in its third year when coppiced annually
  • The rods are a lighter green when fresh
  • Great for basketry with long, slender and flexible rods with a lot of tension
  • Will work for all parts of a basket
  • When soaked and dried in a basket the rods will be a lighter green
  • This variety does not (as none of the willows that we grow) produce suckers from the root. It does, however, have rods that bend towards the ground and then root. Because of that habit, 'Streamco' is often used for streambank restoration
  • 'Streamco' looks a lot like 'Green Edna', but it weaves differently as it has a lot more tension than 'Green Edna'

Growth Habit

A medium size shrub when not coppiced


This variety is great for basketry and is often used for riverbank restoration

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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