We have a great supplier of living willow whips that can send them to you for the makings of your very own Living Willow Hut (or living willow tunnel, or fence, or archway, or den, or living willow cathedral!) They come in 5′ lengths and we’re selling them in bundles of 10. A small willow hut may use 20 whips. A large hut could use 30. Maybe 40. The willow we use is Salix Purpurea, “Streamco Willow”.
Simply stick the whips in the ground and water them like crazy. Willow whips will grow new roots and send out green shoots. Soon enough your children will be playing in a piece of living architecture.
For best survivability, we only sell willow during the dormant season, November 1 – April 30th. We have planted willow in the non-dormant season with some positive results, but our nursery supplier does not guarantee its plant material during the off-season. Happy planting!