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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Berkeley, Briones RP, Chabot RP, Kennedy Grove RP, Oakland


1 gallon, 2 gallon

pollinators Bees
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Coastal scrub
bloom season Dec
sun Full Sun
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Jan
water Mod
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
growth habit Upright
soil Wetland

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