Salix discolor, Pussy willow 18-24"

Salix discolor, Pussy willow   18-24"
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Botanic Name (s):        Salix nigra                                                                                                                                      

Common Name(s):       Black Willow, swamp willow    

Mature height :  35-50'

Mature spread:20-35'

Flower Color/ Bloom Time :      Yellow / March-Appril                                            

Fruit:           cone / April-May                           

Fall Color:Yellow

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun     Part Sun   

Soil moisture:    Moist      Wet

Soil Ph:6-8

Soil Type: Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture        

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay                           

Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark              

Sandy soil, coarse texture                                                                                          

Native Habitat:         Fresh tidal marshes and swamps, forested wetlands, floodplains, wet meadows, seasonally to regularly satrated or flooded            

Notes:        Streambank stabilizer, spreads by suckers, preferred food of ruffrd grouse and pine grosbeak, tolerates flooding, tolerates salinity       Erosion Control    Flood Tolerant                                                            

High Wildlife Value:      SongbirdsGame Birds       Small Mammals            Waterfowl    

OBL- Almost always occur in wetlands                                                                                                         

Native to Coastal Regions

Native To Mountain Regions                                                

Native to Piedmont Regions   

Native Tree           

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