Continental Purple comes in 10"-12" cuttings. We think that this is one of the most versatile and beautiful willows around, with something to offer throughout the year. It grows tall, with dark purple to mahogany stems, and a beautiful but very delicate pale purple bloom on the bark. This is a lovely ornamental willow which also offers great winter colour. The rods are flexible and strong enough to be used in living willow sculptures and the lovely flush of pretty silver catkins early in the year add interest and contrast. It is great to add colour an interest to a windbreak or quick growing mixed hedge. The catkins provide valuable food for the wildlife in your garden at a difficult time of the year, they also look great in a vase! The thinner rods work well in basketry and the colour is good for contrast.