Willow - Native
Catalogue A# 2018-NA PL13
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 15" W
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These specimens are non-accessioned. Possibly Pacific Willow (Native). More information and photos are forthcoming.

Location: Entrance-Southwest corner of Old Pond

Number in accession: 3

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​This 20 inch Willow provides overall benefits of: $139 every year. 

CRITIQUE

White willow, like other species of willow, is very tolerant of wet sites. It is a fast-growing tree with weak wood that is prone to storm damage. This species is best known for its weeping cultivars ('weeping willows').​

Botanical name: Salix alba
All Common Names: white willow
Family (English): Willow
Family (Botanic): Salicaceae
        Planting Site: Residential and parks
        Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 75-100 feet
Mature Width: 50-100 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil, Wet soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Moderately Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Tolerant
        Drought Conditions: Intolerant
        Poor Drainage: Tolerant
        Planting Considerations: Highly susceptible to ice damage, Roots prone to invading sewer pipes, Weak wood and branch structure
        Ornamental Interest: Spring blossoms, Fall color, Showy flowers
        Season of Interest: Early spring, Early fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Arching, Upright
        Growth Rate: Fast
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Birds, Insect pollinator

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