Willow Crafts Cuttings Craft Supplies
Live dormant willow crafts cuttings will be available for propagation January 2020 to April 2020.
Coming soon! In 2018 we planted several more willow beds with plans of opening a u-pick willow operation in 2020. Stay tuned!
We have found many willow uses at the farm including garden ornamentals, floral, twig furniture, living domes, chairs, tunnels, fences, wildlife value, streambank stabilization and land reclamation.
Bundles of 10 of the same variety, Average 11 inches long, $8
Bundles of 10 of the same variety, 5-6 ft long, $20
Salix alba ‘Vitellina’ (golden willow; syn. Salix alba var. vitellina (L.) is a cultivar grown in gardens for its shoots, which are golden-yellow. It is particularly decorative in winter; the best effect is achieved by coppicing it every two to three years to stimulate the production of longer young shoots with better colour.
Description: large tree; 20 m (65′); rich yellow or orange new growth; strong and vigorous
Conditions: full sun to part shade; thrives in wet conditions; grows in a wide range of soil types;
Uses:, streambank stabilization, basketry, live willow furniture, wildlife
Salix exigua (sandbar willow, narrowleaf willow, or coyote willow); is a species of willow native to most of North America except for the southeast and far north, occurring from Alaska east to New Brunswick, and south to northern Mexico.]It is considered a threatened species in the eastern United States in Connecticut, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Coppicing results in long slender shoots ideal for willow crafts.
Description: medium shrub; 4m (16′) tall; yellow-green annual growth; leaves showy, silver on both sides when young
Conditions: full sun to part shade; found growing along streams and on sand bars; prone to suckering, and forms dense thickets
Uses: basketry, streambank stabilization, wildlife, live willow furniture
Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier or Red-Osier Dogwood, another tree that make great Willow Crafts is a species of flowering plant in the family Cornaceae, native throughout northern and western North America from Alaska east to Newfoundland, south to Durango and Nuevo León in the west, and Illinois and Virginia in the east. It has sometimes been considered a synonym of the Asian species Cornus alba. Other names include red willow, redstem dogwood, redtwig dogwood, red-rood, American dogwood, creek dogwood, and western dogwood.
Description: medium shrub with a rounded, spreading form, 2m (8′) tall, clusters of white flowers appear in late May to early June, followed by white to pale blue fruit, green stems turn reddish or purple-red from late summer into early fall, becoming brighter in winter.
Conditions: full sun to part shade, found on wet sites and tolerant of flooding, although it can grow well on drier sites, spreads by suckering and layering, forming dense thickets.
Uses: wildlife, streambank stabilization, shelterbelt, floral
Salix matsudana is a medium-sized to large, deciduous, upright, contorted, rapidly growing tree to 20–40 ft tall, but has a short lifespan. Salix matsudana is dioecious, with the male and female catkins on separate trees. The leaves are narrow, light green, around 4–10 cm long and 1–2 cm broad. The flowers are borne in catkins produced early in the spring
Description: small tree; 6-9 m (20-30′); Twisted and contorted branches create a unique and interesting landscape specimen; outstanding ornamental throughout the year
Conditions: full sun to part shade; thrives in poor soil; drought tolerant; prune for desired effect.
Uses: landscape, floral
Zone: 4 to 8
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Curly Frog Farm has several species of hardwood trees inter-planted with conifers and fruit trees based on principles and innovative practices such as sustainability and agroforestry. Nut species such as black walnut, English walnut, trazels, and yellow horn are planted for their timber value as well as for biodiversity, food and wildlife. Among the nut trees are Christmas trees, mulberry and paw paw fruit trees, herbs, black raspberries, vegetables and flowers.