1ft (30cm) Q83 hybrid unrooted cuttings for screening, shade and Shelter.
Q83 is a hybrid willow bred in Ireland from native and european varieties. It produces an excellent hardy fast growing screen.
Q83 reaches a height of up to 6 foot in the first year, although it is not the fastest growing hybrid in the first year , it does make the best screen as it produces side branches low down. Its eventual height of around 6 metres.
For shelterbelts and general screening it can be planted in a staggered double row, or for a dense screen a triple row is recommended. Planting willow 50 cm apart in rows 60cm apart.
The willow screen can also provide a valuable source of fuel for your woodburner (see our information on Willow as Fuel )
- Providing privacy.
- Screening to create a barrier to catch dust and as a sound barrier when planted in multiple rows.
- Provide shading for chickens and other livestock
- Create fast growing windbreaks when establishing gardens, orchards, woodland