Willows are ornamental yet useful in many ways. Willow cuttings can be planted by simply sticking them into the ground, no need to dig a hole for planting. They do very well in wet conditions, even in waterlogged soil. They root vigorously and grow very quickly.
Please note willow cuttings are only sold during the cold dormant season between November and April. Willow plants are available during the growing season.
Willows provide food for the bees in early spring year after year. We like planting them along edges of the garden as windbreak. Depending on the species of willow they can reach 10 feet / 3 meters in the first year. The cuttings are 20cm long. Animals such as goats, sheep and rabbits like to eat the willows leaves.