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Salix (Willow)

Salix triandra 'Black Maul'


Salix triandra 'Black Maul' - Almond Leaved Willow
Salix triandra 'Black Maul'
Almond Leaved Willow


Salix triandra 'Black Maul' - Almond Leaved Willow

Probably the most widely used willow for baskets with varieties growing throughout Europe, Britain, the Middle East and into central Asia. Related species are also found in Japan and China. 'Black Maul' breaks dormancy well after most other willows have bloomed. Throws 7' rods, which makes it an excellent choice for living willow structures.

A good willow for butterflies and bees.

Read about how to prune this plant to produce rods for basketry, living willow structures, or to create a screen.

Description: large shrub; 10 m (35'); dark maroon-black new growth; very bright fall colours; highly ornamental

Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade; thrives with regular deep watering; tolerates a wide range of soil types; prune for utility

Coldest zone: 3 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

The picture was taken in October and is of a group of two year old plants that are coppiced in the late winter every year.

Comparison of willow stems and leaves

Lists of various willow uses