Just planted some willow cuttings that I bought from Dunbar Gardens www.dunbargardens.com and I want to have some information on them here. Dunbar Gardens had great instructions on how to plant them and how to use them. I just wanted photos to remind me of the types.
Not sure if this is Harrison's B. It's called Harrison's and looks the same. thewillowbank.com say this about the variety: Originally grown by the Harrison family, well known Willow growers in Berkshire at the end of the 19th century. A productive and colourful variety making it a popular choice for Crafts and Ornamental use. Dunbar Gardens says about Harrison's B:6-10' reddish brown. Stock, but beautiful color and nice for weaving. Susceptible to pests and disease.
Noir de Touraine Willow variety from WindrushWillow.com Description from their website: Salix Triandra Details Bush to Tree up to 10 Meters, Rich moist lowland soils, acidity to PH5.5. Does not tolerate extreme conditions Annual coppicing will produce an average rod length of 7ft and a butt diameter of 0.5cm when green. Purple coloured bark when growing. Dark Green to Dark Grey coloured bark when dried. Useage Basket Making