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Salix purpurea - Dark Dicks

Here are two pictures of Salix purpurea, Dark Dicks, taken in June.

Dark Dicks Salix purpurea

Picture of Dark Dicks, Salix purpurea

Dark Dicks Salix purpurea

Picture of Dark Dicks, Salix purpurea

JPR Environmental is happy for you to download and copy these images for your own use should you want. However,  we would ask you to credit us as the source of the image.

Description

Dark Dicks is a named variety of Salix purpurea. This willow variety is grown for fine willow basketry work. The one year old stems of Dark Dicks are a very attractive dark red.  One year old rods grow to a length of c. 4-7ft once established and seem to be resistant to pest insects that cause branching. 

If left to mature, this willow plant will grow into a spreading shrub upto 4m tall.

Distribution

Salix purpurea is a locally common shrub of river margins and wet ground widely distributed throughout Britain and Ireland. It can be seen, far from habitation or cultivation, by streams or on damp hillsides. There are a number of varieties grown for basket making across the south of England.

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