Salix 'Aquatica Gigantea Korso'
A male clone of Salix viminalis, Korso
displays unusually large catkins in early spring.
This is an elegant tree for the waterside, however,
it is more commonly used for baskets
and furniture. Korso is also
an excellent source for firewood.
Description: large shrub; 15
m (50'); bright yellow new growth; unusually large
catkins; highly ornamental; vigorous
Conditions: full sun to part shade; waterside
habitat or regular watering; grows in a wide range of soil
types; prune for utility and to produce colorful stems
Coldest zone: 4 (find your
zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Highly ornamental. There are
two ways to grow this plant - pruned or left to
grow to its natural form. Read our page about
to find out more about coppicing and the resulting
different plant form with an emphasis on colorful
stems for winter interest.
This picture was taken in October and is of a group of two
year old plants that are coppiced in the late winter every
Comparison of willow
stems and leaves
Lists of various willow