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Showtime Willow "Caprea x Cinerea S365"

Showtime Willow "Caprea x Cinerea S365"

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The Showtime Willow, known scientifically as Salix x '365' Showtime, is a dynamic and highly ornamental willow variety. It stands out in the early spring with an abundance of catkins, making it a prominent and prolific producer for cut flower arrangements. Developed at the University of Toronto, this willow is known for its very upright stems and remarkable catkin production, which burst into masses of yellow flowers in late spring.  This fast-growing hybrid reaches around 12 feet in height and 5 feet in width, making it suitable for streambank restoration, riparian buffers, and privacy hedges, and it's beloved by both pollinators and humans.

Quick Facts

  • Scientific Name: Salix x '365' Showtime
  • Common Name: Showtime Pussy Willow
  • Growing Zones: Hardy in USDA Zone 3a and above
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 feet in height and 5 feet in width
  • Flower Color: Grey turning to yellow
  • Foliage: Dark green leaves
  • Bloom Period: One of the earliest, in Ohio, it late February

Growing Specifics

  • Soil Requirements: Prefers moist to wet soil, adaptable to various soil types.
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun for optimal growth and catkin production.
  • Watering Needs: Regular watering to maintain moist soil conditions.
  • Pruning and Maintenance: Can be pruned for shape and size. Coppice to the ground in the spring for best stem production.
  • Landscape Uses: Excellent as a specimen plant, in hedges, for flower arrangements, and stabilizing banks.
  • Special Attributes: One of the most prolific producers of cut stems on the market. Ideal for early spring interest with its catkin display.

The Showtime Willow is not just an attractive addition to gardens and landscapes but also serves a practical purpose in cut flower production. Its ability to produce a multitude of catkins and its adaptability to various growing conditions make it a valuable and striking choice for gardeners and floral enthusiasts

We have a hard time figuring out our favorite between this one and Winter Glory.

Planting Instructions

Planting willow cuttings is one of the easiest ways to start new plants! Before planting, it's beneficial to prep the cuttings by soaking them in water for 24 to 48 hours. This helps to encourage root development.

You can also start the cuttings indoors in pots filled with moist soil. This method allows for close monitoring and protection from outdoor elements, providing an ideal start especially in colder climates.

After you soak your cuttings, Choose a sunny to partially shaded location with moist, well-drained soil for planting. Plant the cuttings deep enough, with about two-thirds of their length underground, to ensure stability and adequate root formation. After planting, water the cuttings thoroughly and maintain consistent soil moisture as they establish.

We understand the importance of clear guidance, so with every order of willow cuttings, we provide comprehensive planting instructions. These instructions cover everything from the initial soaking and potting to outdoor planting and care, ensuring your willow cuttings get the best possible start.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Robin S.
Willow cuttings

I received my order of willow cuttings, and planted them right away. They are indoors for now until I can safely move them to the unheated tunnel. The cuttings haven’t rooted yet, but they are sprouting, and I’m really excited to grow them on.

Deborah Libby
Showtime willow cuttings

Robust cuttings, arrived in excellent condition.