A versatile willow that can be used for erosion control. Its flexible stems make it suitable for live willow woven fences. Very slender leaves in comparison with other willow species. Plant is dioecious meaning male and female are separate plants. Attracts pollinators. Important food source for pollinators early in the season.
Height : 5-20 feet
Spread : 3-15 feet
Light : Full sun
Water : Dry to wet
Soil : Sand, loam, clay
Zone : 2
Leaves : Slender leaves have upper surface medium green with pale green undersides
Stem : Bark is gray. The slender stems are variably colored but often gray or yellowish-brown
Flower : Yellow, green-brown in dense upright clusters 3”-6” long in May-June.
Fruit : Samaras (helicopter or key) are brilliant red or red-brown
Habit : Bushy, short-trunked tree