Salix x rubens 'Hutchinsons Yellow’

Salix x rubens 'Hutchinsons Yellow’ is grown in our willow beds at Lakeshore Willows for basketry and ornamental use. 


  • The rods are a yellow colour that intensifies in winter
  • First year's growth is large, heavy and branched, but will grow more slender rods without side shoots in following years. 
  • A little "soft" when soaked, but can be used for basketry to add some different colour. I particularly like to use the smaller, finer rods that is produced after a few years in the field.

Growth Habit

Small tree or medium shrub when coppiced


This variety is beautiful for colour in your garden when coppiced annually. Also good for some weaving projects

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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