Russelliana comes in 10"-12" cuttings. This willow is a very ornamental clone. It is at its best with new foliage growth in the Spring which has strong red to burgundy hues. Later it has lovely female catkins. This is a widely branching shrub type willow has a wonderful dark rosy red/brown colour which is lovely in a winter garden. It also makes a great screen or hedge. Bright red buds are really pretty just before the leaves emerge and the catkins are an attractive pink and green with red stamens
The fine branches are very flexible and make a lovely red border when woven fresh but thicker material can be a bit harder to weave.