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Salix nigra

Black Willow

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Common native tree of river banks and other wet habitats. The leaves are long and thin The tiny flowers are borne in catkins in early May. Black Willow is dioecious, so male (left) and female flowers are borne on different plants.

Additional Information:


Height
15-45 Feet

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Spread
15-20 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

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Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects

Root

Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

High
Moderate

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover