Osier Willow Hedging – Salix Viminalis


Salix Viminalis is easily recognised by its long, slender branches and narrow, light green leaves. The tree’s striking form, with upright growth and a graceful canopy, makes it a visually appealing addition to any outdoor space.

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Osier Willow: A Versatile Charm in Hedgerows


Unveil the rustic charm of Salix Viminalis, also known as Osier Willow, a distinguished member of Harrods’ outdoor plant collection. Celebrated for its versatility and robust nature, this species is an exemplary choice for creating vibrant hedge rows or mixed native hedgerows.

Historical Context

Roots in Tradition and Craft Osier Willow holds a rich heritage in the realm of traditional craftsmanship. Historically, its flexible and sturdy branches were widely used in basketry and weaving, embodying a blend of practicality and natural beauty. This cultural significance adds an element of historical depth to its presence in modern gardens.

Botanical Profile

Characteristics of a Hardy Native Salix Viminalis is easily recognized by its long, slender branches and narrow, light green leaves. The tree’s striking form, with upright growth and a graceful canopy, makes it a visually appealing addition to any outdoor space.

Growth and Maintenance

Thriving with Minimal Care Osier Willow is renowned for its rapid growth and adaptability. It flourishes in a range of soil types, preferably moist and well-drained, and enjoys full sun to partial shade. Minimal maintenance is required, making it a practical choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Ideal for Hedgerows

Creating Living Fences with Flair The Osier Willow’s fast growth and dense foliage make it perfect for hedge rows and mixed native hedgerows. It forms an effective, natural barrier, offering privacy and wind protection. Additionally, its ability to be easily shaped and pruned allows for creative landscaping designs.

Environmental Contributions

A Sanctuary for Wildlife Incorporating Salix Viminalis into hedgerows significantly enhances local biodiversity. It provides shelter and food for various bird species and insects, including pollinators like bees. This contribution to the ecosystem aligns with Harrods’ commitment to sustainable and wildlife-friendly gardening practices.


Salix Viminalis stands as a testament to versatility, beauty, and environmental consciousness. Its ease of growth and maintenance, combined with its functionality as a natural barrier and wildlife haven, make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to enrich their outdoor space with a living piece of history and nature.

For in-depth botanical information on Salix Viminalis, please visit the Osier Willow Wikipedia page. To add this remarkable willow to your garden, explore our selection at Harrodsoutdoor.com/shop.


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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type




Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing






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