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A Braided Willow is a willow that has been braided into the shape of a tree. It can be used to create an instant privacy screen, or simply as an ornamental accent for your yard and garden.

The best Braided Willow in the UK: Our selection

Braided Willow: Frequently asked questions

What types of Braided Willow are there and what determines a good product?

There are two types of Braided Willow. The first is the traditional, or "old world" style that has been used for centuries in Europe and Asia to make baskets, hats, mats and other items. This type of willow is also known as European Style Basketry Willow because it was originally imported from Europe by early settlers who brought this craft with them when they came to America. It's a very strong variety which makes it ideal for basket weaving projects where strength matters most (such as large picnic baskets).

The second type of braided willow we carry is called New World Style Basketry Willow . This new version was developed more recently here in North America specifically for making decorative crafts like wreaths , garlands , wall hangings etc. Although not quite as sturdy as Old World Style Basketry Willows , these newer varieties have their own unique characteristics such as being softer than the old-world versions so you can bend them around your fingers without breaking them off. They're also easier to work with since they don't require soaking before use like some older styles do - just give 'em a quick trim if needed then start crafting away.

The quality of the Braided Willow is determined by several factors. First, it must be made from a high-quality willow that has been properly dried and stored to prevent warping or splitting. Second, the braiding process itself should be done with care so as not to leave any gaps in between each strand of willow for proper strength and durability. Thirdly, there are many different styles available today which can make your choice more difficult than you may think. You want something that fits well into your landscape design while still being functional enough to withstand weather conditions over time without showing signs of wear too quickly.

Who should use a Braided Willow?

A Braided Willow is a great choice for anyone who wants to add some interest and texture to their garden. It’s especially good around ponds, streams or water features as it can tolerate wet soil conditions. The willow also makes an excellent privacy screen when planted along the perimeter of your property line.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Braided Willow?

The most important factor is the size of your pond. It should be at least twice as big as the plant you are buying, and it must have a deep enough area for it to grow in. You also need to consider how much space you want around your willow tree – if there’s not going to be any room between its roots and surrounding structures like walls or fences then this might cause problems later on down the line. Finally, make sure that when planting out your Braided Willow that you do so with plenty of time left before winter sets in.

There are two things to look out for when comparing a Braided Willow. The first is the thickness of the braid, and second is how tightly it has been braided together. A thicker braid will be more durable than one that is thin or loose in its weave.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Braided Willow?


Braided willow is a great alternative to other types of trees because it's easy to install and maintain. It can be used as an accent or focal point in your yard, but does not require the same amount of maintenance that live trees do. The branches are flexible so you don't have to worry about them breaking off when they get heavy with snow during winter months.


Braided willows are not as durable or long lasting as other types of wreaths. They’re also more expensive than the average artificial Christmas tree, and they can be difficult to store if you don’t have a lot of space in your home.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Prestige Wicker
  • Willow Tree

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Braided Willow in our review costs around 6 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 52 pounds for one of the more expensive products.