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Salix alba var. sericea

Common Name(s):
White willow
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Wildlife Value: Members of the Salix genus support the following specilized bees: Andrena (Parandrena) andrenoidesAndrena (Thysandrena) bisalicisAndrena (Tylandrena) erythrogasterAndrena (Andrena) frigidaAndrena (Micrandrena) illinoiensisAndrena (Andrena) macoupinensisAndrena (Trachandrena) mariaeAndrena (Parandrena) nidaAndrena (Micrandrena) nigraeAndrena (Micrandrena) salictariaAndrena (Parandrena) wellesleyanaThis tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
60-75 ft.
Flower:
White tufted seeds
Zones:
2-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; prefers moist soil
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Rounded crown; low branched; long pendulous branches
Width:
50-60 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
4 in. alternate, simple leaves; thick white down on lower side
Tags:
deciduous, bees, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2188

Salix alba var. sericea Salix alba var. sericea
Tim-Sheerman-Chase, CC BY - 2.0