Another success...I picked this up from Wilko. All the leaves had dropped off and it had evidently been kept inside the store as a bare root tree for way too long. It was worth the risk for 50p but I really didn't think it would live. But today I see green shoots. Yay!!
Easiest plants to root even from bare branch cuttings. Great for making rooting water and its medicinal as well https://deepgreenpermaculture.com/diy-instructions/home-made-plant-rooting-hormone-willow-water/