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Salix purpurea - Dicky Meadows

Here are two pictures of Salix purpurea, Dicky Meadows, taken in June.

Dicky Meadows Salix purpurea

Picture of Dicky Meadows, Salix purpurea

Dicky Meadows Salix purpurea

Picture of Dicky Meadows, Salix purpurea

JPR Environmental 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.


Dicky Meadows is a named willow variety of of Salix purpurea.

Grown for fine willow basketry work, the one year old stems of Dicky Meadows are a very attractive straw yellow colour.  One year old rods grow to a length of c. 4-7ft once established and seem to be resistant to pest insects that cause branching. 

If left to mature, this willow plant will grow into a spreading shrub upto 4m tall.


Salix purpurea is a locally common willow 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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