Black Maul Willow
Salix trianda 'Black Maul'
Other names for species: Almond leaved willow.
Bark of new growth is very dark. Varieties of this willow are used world wide for basketry.
Left on it's own, Black Maul grows into a large shrub/multi-stem tree. If cut back to the ground, it will produce a thicket of 6-8 foot rods suitable for basket making, and the finer parts of willow furniture.
If you are landscaping with willow, this is a good contrast specimen to alternate with a red or yellow stem variety.
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