We were blown away when we saw these simply beautiful Living Willow sculptures - combining fabulous designs with easy care gardening, for amazing garden impact. Only just available in the UK in 2016, they make a superb garden feature plant.
Each 'plant' is hand-made (so varies slightly from pot to pot) from living, but dormant, Willow stems skilfully woven into stunning designs. Once planted into the pot, they begin to root away, and then in Spring produce a crown of leaves on top. Keep trimming back the top for best shape. The overall effect of a stunning trunk effect, and leaves on top creates a magical look.
Grow them on into larger pots, or plant direct into the ground, over a number of years, the individual stems gradually grow into each other and merge into one exotic lattice trunk. They are reasonably straight forward to care for over many years. Cut back top growth hard in early Spring, then try to shape 2 or 3 times in Summer. Remove any leaves that appear on the bare stems in first year or two. Keep well watered for first season.