Salix alba ‘Raesfeld’
Raesfeld is a town in Germany
A vigorous selection with young red stems and is a selection with little information about it. 'Raesfield' is a tall, narrow tree like many of the alba selections, but has green leaves. It is much better to coppice this variety to ensure an abundance of red stems to brighten the winter landscape. Grow in full sun to get best color; in moist or wet soil. Plant with a yellow variety such as Salix alba var vitellina ‘Basfordiana’ to show off the color in winter to best effect. As with all large trees, do not plant near a septic system or drainage pipes. Hardy to Zone 3. Dried rod color: dark red-brown.
USES: large ornamental shrub if coppiced; great winter color for the garden, container or vase.
...and red in winter
A vigorous German selection that is admired for its colored stems, green in summer...
Clean, green stems in early summer
Red stems by mid-summer.
of Michael Dodge