Golden Rod comes in 10"-12" cuttings. Great for living structures, this willow does not have the intense yellow of some of the other Alba Vitellina hybrids but is a beautiful combination of attractive winter colour and very long straight unbranched rods. This make it wonderful for adding colour to living structures or creating a colourful hedge or windbreak.
Nice and flexible, this willow can also be woven fresh with ease, great for agricultural basketry.
This can be a very fast growing willow so you will need to keep it in check and coppice annually to get the best colours and to prevent it becoming a tree. Rods have a green butt getting yellower towards the tip and finishing with a red blush, bright red buds stand out against the stem.