Salix laevigata

Red Willow

Plant family: Salicaceae - Willow


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Five gallon - Natural 0   34.99

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Flower Color Yellow Catkins
Blooming Season Spring
Height 25-40 feet
Spread 35-40 feet
Sun / Shade   
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Chaparral, Riparian

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Clay, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Autumn Foliage, Fire Resistance, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People

Plant Highlights

Salix laevigata, or red willow, is a fast growing winter deciduous tree that is a lover of water and is useful in erosion control and runoff areas. The foliage is a slender light green, finely toothed leaf that is shiny on top, with yellow midveins. The twigs are a orange to red color and are used in Nest construction and shelter for the Western Tiger Swallowtail. The foliage and flowers also attract many butterfly species, from spring to fall.

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