Large Gray Willow (Salix cinerea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 12 to 45 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Male catkins are silvery, turning yellow when pollen is released. Female catkins are greenish-grey
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Old blooms turning into seed heads

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Appropriate Tree for a Pot by Altheus Apr 20, 2019 5:42 AM 3
Is this part of the plant???? What is this bush??? by windsor224 May 8, 2016 8:37 AM 3
Let's introduce ourselves 2 by PollyK Dec 5, 2012 2:46 AM 225

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