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Yellow Flame Willow

Yellow Flame Willow

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The Yellow Flame Willow, scientifically known as Salix x 'Flame', is a stunning deciduous shrub known for its vibrant orange-red stems that glow in the winter landscape. It is prized for its striking color and adaptability, making it a standout choice for adding winter interest to gardens.

Quick Facts

  • Scientific Name: Salix x 'Flame'
  • Common Name: Yellow Flame Willow, Flame Willow
  • Growing Zones: Specifically zone 4 to zone 7, but have seen in zone 8.
  • Mature Size: Can grow to about 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide
  • Leaf Characteristics: Bright green, narrow, lance-shaped leaves turning yellow in fall
  • Stem Color: Vibrant orange-red in winter
  • Bloom Time: Inconspicuous flowers, primarily grown for stem color

Growing Specifics

  • Soil Preference: Adaptable, tolerates both dry conditions and some standing water.
  • Sun Exposure: Prefers full sun for best stem coloration; tolerates partial shade.
  • Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant, but appreciates consistent moisture.
  • Pruning and Maintenance: Responds well to rejuvenation pruning for size control and to enhance stem color. We cut to ground each winter.
  • Landscape Uses: Effective as a backdrop, privacy screen, or focal plant in winter gardens. Also useful in moisture-conserving landscapes.
  • Wildlife Attraction: Attracts butterflies and provides protection for birds.
  • Special Attributes: The winter branches are excellent for cutting and indoor decoration.

The Yellow Flame Willow is not just a visually appealing plant for your garden but also offers environmental benefits and versatility in landscape use. It's an excellent choice for those looking to add a splash of color to their winter garden or seeking a plant that provides year-round interest​


NOTE: Rooted Three-pack is Shipped April-May - you will get a shipping notification when we go to ship it. We can't ship rooted cuttings to California.

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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Megan Kelley
Great cuttings, rooted excellently!

These cuttings rooted fantastically, and are growing along great!

Hi there! Thank you so much for leaving such a positive review for our Yellow Flame Willow cuttings. We're thrilled to hear that they rooted excellently and are growing well for you. It's always great to know that our customers are happy with their purchase. Happy gardening!

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Paula Izatt
Yellow flame willow

This particular willow root has not and probably will not sprout leaves. Ordered a bundle of 5 and not one had rooted in my green house. Have three other types of willows that are doing very well in the same growing environment

Hi Paula! We are sorry to hear you are not seeing any growth yet. Please reach out to orders@cenral.farm and we'd be happy to offer you a replacement or refund.

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Donna M Boynton

Too early to know!Arrived in good shape ,promptly. Potted them up and waiting!

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Julie Barrett
Yellow Flame Willow

This variety arrived quickly and looked healthy. Compared to the Curly Willow, delivered in the same box, the Yellow Flame is much slower to get going. The curly is loaded with leaves. I have them inside under lights in 3” peat pots. It’s way too cold outside. The Elderberry cuttings are doing very well also.