Salix exigua

Salix exigua

Narrowleaf willow

  • Native to most of North America and found in every county in California
  • Deciduous shrub reaching 13-23 feet in height
  • Flowers are produced in catkins in late spring, after the leaves appear
  • It is moisture-loving and not drought tolerant
  • One of the smaller members of the genus, making it suitable for small gardens and tight spaces
  • Spreads by basal shoots so it will eventually spread to occupy any wet soil that it can reach.

Photo (c) 1998 California Academy of Sciences – some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)


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