This is a very woody, fast growing, robust willow that makes an ideal quick screen or windbreak. It grows vigorously, tall with long broad leaves and bright green 9-12’ (3-4m) rods. We have found that it is better able to cope with a range of more exposed situations than many.
It can be particularly useful at the end of a windy paddock where it will form an attractive tall hedge. It is also a good addition to the short rotation coppice, so whether for firewood or shelter plant 2 or 3 rows so that you can coppice them on alternate years maintaining a hedge or screen all the time.
We have used this one to make our chair legs! If not coppiced they will quickly form trees.