Research was carried out on light soil in 2010-2012 on plantations of a willow tree (Salix Viminals founded in Spring 2010. The objective of the paper was to assess a response of two cultivars – Sprint and Boks of common osier on organic and mineral fertilization in light soil. The experiment included two varieties - Sprint and Boks and three fertilization combinations: without compost 0, 10 and 20 t∙ha-1 of dry matter of compost produced from urban greenery waste. In facilities under experiment the following were used every year in the form of mineral fertilizers: 100 kg N, 80 kg P2O5 and 100 kg∙ha-1 K2O. Detailed research included: the number of shoots on the plant, thickness of shoots on 10 cm height from the surface of soil and length of shoots and the yield of fresh and dry matter. Boks variety in all fertilization combinations formed less shoots on a plant but with a greater thickness and length in comparison to Sprint variety. Boks variety also characterized with greater production potential, reacted with higher increase of fresh and dry matter yield after the use of compost in 10 and 20 t∙ha-1 doses compared to mineral fertilization.