Saturday, May 22, 2010

Willow Resource - Salix Varieties

Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) has a number of salix varieties available for cuttings.

Go to...

and scroll down the screen to the various species of Salix. The links at each species will take you to lists of our specific accessions. About a dozen of them have twig images that can be viewed on the GRIN database by going to

Special thanks to Mark P. Widrlechner, USDA-ARS Horticulturist, Iowa State University.

If interested in any of the Salix varieties contact Mark: email: Mark.Widrlechner@ARS.USDA.GOV

visit ISU Station's homepage at:


  1. Wow -- some varieties I've never heard of. Very cool.

  2. Interesting. I didn't know any land grant universities were maintaining and distributing Salix varieties. The S. triandra variety 'Brilliant' caught my attention. It's listed as a fairly tall and slender variety in the 'Cultivation and Uses of Basket Willows' pamphlet produced by the BA and Long Ashton.(It has a nice appendix of varieties.) Anyone grow it?
    Just found your blog. Good stuff.


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