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Salix (Willow)

Salix petiolaris

Salix petiolaris

Salix petiolaris - Slender Willow, Meadow Willow

Native to the eastern to midwest of North America and found along streambanks and wet meadows. Does poorly in alkaline soil, but tolerates poor soil. A good shrub for the woodland edge or in dappled shade.

Description: large shrub with many stems; 4-8 m (13-25'); purplish new growth; large 10 cm long leaves; leaves are dark green above and grey underneath

Ideal conditions: full sun to dappled shade; moist soil but drought tolerant once established; found in nature along streams and in low, moist areas

Uses: basketry, living willow structures, furniture, steambank erosion control

Coldest zone: 2 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)