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Salix petiolaris

Meadow willow is a medium shrub willow, reaching 5-10 feet in height with a wide spread. The species is dioecious, meaning each plant has either male or female flowers and needs the other within a short distance in order to produce viable seeds.


This willow is naturally found in wetland areas, and requires moist to wet soils, and is also an excellent choice for erosion control. Willows are one of the strongest plants, ecologically, serving as a host to hundreds of Lepidopteran and providing food and habitat for many bird species as well. The young branches of Salix petiolaris have a purple hue, and mature to a reddish-brown color.


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Salix petiolaris (Meadow willow)

  • details

    SIZE: 1 gallon pot
    type: shrub
    sun needs: Full sun to part sun
    water needs: average to wet
    height: 5-10'

    plant spacing:

    bloom time: April and May
    bloom color: yellow
  • special notes

    salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur.