New selection from Wisconsin found by plant expert Steven Roesch. Red stems develop as the tree matures. Spring coloration is a bright yellow. Clean foliage free of insect damage. Tree has a more upright crown compared to weeping willow with dense branching, smooth bark and a full oval crown. For a willow, Red has much less wind breakage compared to weeping willow and without a lot of insect damage compared to other yellow willows. Fast growing averaging 2-4 ft.per year. Tolerant to dry soils and alkaline conditions hardy into zone 3. Tree is easily produced by cuttings. This is a tree for many climates,soils and useage. Need a windbreak-try this.
|Genus & Species||Salix rubra hybrid|
|Soil||Alkaline, acidic does not matter. Dry or moist.|
|Climate||Zone 3-9. Not sure of most southern range.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Easy to grow in a variety of locations. No shade. Fast growing - fulfilling to see results quickly.|