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Salix (Willow)

Salix rigida 'American McKay'

Salix rigida 'American McKay'
Salix rigida 'American McKay'

Salix rigida 'American McKay'

'American McKay' is a clone selected for use in basket making. Naturalized in British Columbia and widely distributed throughout North America, this attractive willow is best used in a garden situation by trimming off the lateral shoots. When grown in its natural habitat along the streamside, the beautiful shiny foliage and branches are an attractive feature.

Description: large shrub or small tree; 4 m (13'); deep reddish brown new growth; prone to lateral layering; attractive shiny foliage

Conditions: full sun to part shade; natural habitat is river banks and sand bars; prune for utility

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

Comparison of willow stems and leaves

Lists of various willow uses