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Pacific willow

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Pacific willow leaves and bloom
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Pacific willow leaves and bloom (enlarge)

Salix lasiandra

Deciduous Tree

Height: 40 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

Excellent for planting with live stakes. This is the tallest willow in our region. Excellent wildlife shrub and for stabilizing stream banks. Younger twigs can have a bright yellow color.

Keywords: birds, broad, butterflies, fast, spreading, upright, yellow

Articles that mention this plant: Guidance for Shoreline Plantings

Plans that use this plant:Wet, sunny