The Flame Willow, Salix 'flame', gets its name from the stems that turn red in late fall and lasts until early spring. It grows multi-stemmed, more like a shrub, unless trained otherwise.
The Flame Willow is very hardy and responds well to pruning; can be pruned or left to grow in its natural form. Grow in full sun to part shade with ample moisture; tolerates a wide range of soils; when planted in wet well, drained soils, the Flame willow is a fast grower.
Plant this willow as a specimen or in a line along a border. It grows fast and can also be planted as a privacy screen where the fall color will remain fabulous!
Both in summer and winter the branches retain their orange red glow. For a great showing of the bright new stems, you can cut them back to almost ground level before they come out of dormancy in the spring!
* Brightly colored stems
* Fast grower
|Family||Salix x 'Flame'|
|Mature Height||20 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 15 feet|
|Soil||Normal, Sandy, Clay|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|