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Salix purpurea - Light Dicks

Here are two pictures of Salix purpurea, Light Dicks, taken in June.

Light Dicks Salix purpurea

Picture of Light Dicks, Salix purpurea

Light Dicks Salix purpurea

Picture of Light Dicks, Salix purpurea

Slimbridge Wetland Plants is happy for you to download and copy these images for your own use should you want. However,  we would ask you to credit us as the source of the image.


Light Dicks is a variety of Salix purpurea.

This willow variety is grown for medium to fine willow basketry work. The one year old stems of Light Dicks are a very attractive pale reddish brown. One year old rods grow to a length of c. 4-6' long once established and seem to be resistant to the pest insects that cause branching.

If left to mature, this willow variety will grow into a spreading shrub up to 5m tall.


Salix purpurea is a locally common shrub of river margins and wet ground widely distributed throughout Britain and Ireland. It can be seen, far from habitation or cultivation, by streams or on damp hillsides. There are a number of varieties grown for basket making across the south of England.

This link will take you through to our shop showing which willow varieties we currently sell

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