Pacific Willow (Salix lucida subsp. lasiandra)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
Wet Mesic
Plant Height: 40 feet
Plant Spread: 25 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Inflorescence Type: Catkin
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Shade Tree
Medicinal Herb
Suitable for forage
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

Comments:
Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Apr 13, 2017 1:10 PM

Native in the Pacific Northwest, from British Columbia to southern California, found along waterways and in marshy areas. Fast grower, but short lived. Provides food and cover for wildlife. Stabilizes stream banks and readily colonizes disturbed areas. The bark contains salicin and has been used medicinally since early times.

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