Willow - Pacific - bundle of 5 cuttings

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Willow - Pacific - bundle of 5 cuttings

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Pacific Willow, Salix lucida, is one of the tallest of all the different wild species. Land managers use it extensively for stabilizing stream banks. Dormant stems can be simply pounded into the ground where they will take root. 

Pacific Willow is one of the tallest of all the different wild species. Land managers use it extensively for stabilizing stream banks. Dormant stems can be simply pounded into the ground where they will take root. 

Morphology:
Pacific Willow is a deciduous tree that can attain a height of 20’-60’. It bears alternate leaves, simple and narrowly elliptic in shape and 2”-6” in length. The upper leaf surfaces are shiny to highly glossy, while the undersides have soft hairs. Leaf margins are toothed. There may be glandular buds at the tips of the leaf stalks. 

Flowers consist of catkins which are 1 ½”-4" long with hairy, yellow or brown scales. Flowers appear at the ends of leafy twigs. 

Adaptation:
Pacific Willow is typically found at low to mid elevations next to water bodies. A high water table will encourage excellent growth for Pacific Willow. As for its range, Pacific Willow is found on both sides of the Cascades from Alaska south to California.

This is a very important species for native pollinators as they are the first plant to bloom in very early spring.  Willows thrive in sun and moist to wet soil.

Plant form: 3 ft cuttings

USDA NRCS Plant Guide

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