Salix laevigata

Salix laevigata

red willow



  • Deciduous willow that grows from 10 to 50 feet tall
  • Grows near seasonal rivers and streams and will tolerate standing water
  • Good for soil stabilization on banks
  • Requires plenty of sun
  • Flowers are yellow and appear in the spring
  • Bark of mature trees is dark and rough
  • Young twigs may be red, yellow or brown
  • Found in Molate, Bay hills, Diablo and Valley marshes
  • Also reported in Altamont section

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