Sitka Willow (Salix sitchensis)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Plant Height: 30 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Inflorescence Type: Catkin
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Erosion control
Medicinal Herb
Suitable for forage
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Wind
Various insects
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
photo credit: Walter Siegmund

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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific Northwest - Zone 8b) on Apr 13, 2017 9:30 AM

Native in the Pacific Northwest, from Alaska to central California. Found in moist woods and along water ways. Provides food and cover for wildlife. Fast growing, good for erosion control. The bark contains salicin.

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Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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