Our size: 5-6 feet
Mature size: 30-50 foot multi-trunked tree; tallest of the native willows sometimes reaching heights of 70'.
Weeping branches; orange-yellow twigs; lovely soft foliage
Sun or light shade; wet soil
Great along river banks and for bank stabilization
Various native bees and flies pollinate the flowers; caterpillars of the Striped Hairstreak and Mourning Cloak butterflies eat the leaves; birds feed on the buds and small mammals eat the seed capsules. Beavers use the branches to build their dams.Early food source for birds and mammals.
Attracts butterflies. Larval host Mourning Cloak and Viceroy butterflies. Special value to native bees.