Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)
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Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

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Salix humilis 

The prairie willow has long history of use by indigenous peoples, including for medicine, food, and basket weaving materials. The stems are easy to propagate and form thickets with early spring catkins forming. They make an excellent riparian zone species along wetland edges, providing erosion control and water filtration. Willow serves many wildlife benefits as well. 

Current Sale Size: Single plug cell from a plug flat.

Growth Rate: Rapid 

Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture: Dry to Wet

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun 

Mature Height: up to 10 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: High

Origin: Native

Uses:  Borders, Birds, bees, Medicinal, erosion control, wildlife, 

Notes:  Susceptible to wind damage. Plant Profile
USDA Plant Profile