Welcome to The Willow Wand – Living Art For Your Garden
The Willow Wand ® is hand crafted in the UK from 9 living willow stems which are expertly selected by our master weavers and woven by hand with great accuracy and skill into a visually stunning, symmetrical ‘Wand’. Plant it, water it, watch it grow, and in as little as 6 weeks the decorative stem will be have magically grown a beautiful topiary crown.
The decorative stem remains fixed in height, but over the first few seasons grafts together into a single trunk, retaining its stunning woven effect. Simply trim the crown to any desired shape; perfect as a centre-piece, in groups, or to form standard decorative hedging.
The Willow Wand® is design protected.
How to look after you Willow Wand in exceptionally hot weather?
Water it, water it and then water it some more
We are currently going through an exceptional heatwave, and likley to experience one of the hottest summers for 12 years. The expectation is that temperatures could hit 33C which is great if you are relaxing on holiday, but less great for your garden.
Along with the lovely weather, we are experiencing one of the driest periods for years, and so your Willow Wand will likley be suffering a bit. We can’t stress enough, you need to water your Willow Wand a lot, to keep it at its best. Underwatering can result in drooping leaves, discoloured stems, or at worse, the plant could die.
When it is unusually warm, a plant with a reasonably sized crown can drink a gallon or more of water per day, so even you are watering daily, it might not be enough.
Our advice, given that it is impossible to over water a Willow Wand, is to sit the pot in a large tub of water and keep the compost practically submerged. You can also trim the crown back which will result in less water loss, as well as allowing new green leaves to emerge.
Plant it – water it – watch it grow!
3 simple steps to success:
English Willow – handcrafted in the UK – easy to grow – fully hardy
The wands are made from living willow – pop them in a bag to keep them fresh on your way home.
Plant them immediately, firming in hard and watering very well.
Keep well-watered, and watch it magically grow a topiary crown.
The versatile standard stem can be grown as a single ‘living sculpture’ – the centre piece to your garden, in multiples to form hedging, or in groups. The stem height is fixed with only the crown being allowed to develop. This is trimmed to any desired shape and size, as per topiary. The crown of The Willow Wand will quickly grow and fill out during the first season.
Over the years, The Willow Wand will graft together to become one, single willow trunk whilst retaining the beautiful twisted decorative effect of the stem.
The Willow Wand is widely available across the UK.
We are continually expanding our range of partners, so check back here regularly for new stockists.