Dicky Meadows Basket Willow is one of the most popular basket willows thanks to its incredibly even, flexible, slender rods and vigorous growth habit. It can grow up to five feet in just one year! Its yellow catkins adorn your garden in early Spring, followed by lace-like, linear leaves throughout the growing season. In Fall, the green branches give way to red-tipped, yellow branches. Coppiced, Dicky Meadows grows 5′-7′ tall by 5′-7′ wide. When grown as a tree, Dicky Meadows grows up to 13′ tall by 13′ wide.
Latin Name: Salix purpurea ‘Dicky Meadows’
Site and Soil: Medium to wet soils in full sun to partial shade
Hardiness: Dicky Meadows is hardy to -40°F or below
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5′-7′ tall by 5′-7′ wide when coppiced, up to 13′ tall by 13′ wide when grown as a tree
Bloom Time: February-April
Pests & Diseases: Salix purpurea is not bothered by heavy, cold soils, or deer.
USDA Zone: 3-8