Scouler's willow (Salix scouleriana)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: catkins appear before the leaves
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Suitable for forage
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Goes Dormant
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on May 24, 2013 10:35 AM

Native in the Pacific Northwest from Alaska to California, east to Manitoba and New Mexico. Found in wet areas, edges of forests. Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, depending on conditions. Often establishes after fires and logging. Provides forage for large mammals, protection for small mammals and birds, pollen and nectar for bees.

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