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)
SIZE: 1 gallon pot type: shrub sun needs: Full sun to part sun water needs: average to wet height: 5-10'
4'-10' bloom time: April and May bloom color: yellow
salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur.