Silky Willow

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Latin Name- The Black Willow Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 30-70 ft Width- 7-8 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun OR Partial Shade

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Silky Willow

Silky Willow - Salix Sericea. A silky willow is a type of shrub with leaves that have a "silky" texture on their bottom side. The flowers of the plant also have a smooth surface. The plant's foliage is green except during the fall when it turns yellow. A silky willow typically grows to a height of 6'-12' and has multiple stems. A silky willow is a plant that requires little maintenance and can live for many decades.

Typically, Silky Willow is found near the edges of rivers or streams because it benefits from high levels of moisture and can adapt to sunny or shady areas.

 This beautiful perennial is a shrub and makes a perfect addition to a wet area. It's thin and purplish twigs create a beautiful color that stands out prominently in the fall. This plant requires a lot of water so it's best to place it near a water feature that will provide the water it needs. The preferred soil would be acid, average, loam, clay or sand that stays wet and moist. In May you can expect to see yellow-green blooms start popping out. This plant gets the name "silky willow" because of the hairy but silky underside of the leaves. The flowers that bloom on this plant are beautiful to bees and beloved for the nectar they provide. This plant naturalizes and created colonies through dropped seeds very quickly.

Silky Willow will spread and grow in numbers if not observed over a period of years.

One of the reasons they are so incredibly popular with plant owners is because they require very little assistance as long as they are near a source of water. They live freely with very little help or care required. They brighten your yards in the spring when their flowers bloom and in the fall when the color of the bark shines through with its unique shade of purple. You can plan that in twenty years time the silky willow will grow to it's tallest height. This plant can also be expected to survive many different weather conditions as long as it has a consistent water source. You won't have to worry too much about its survival during winter months and summer months so long as water is always near.

Silky Willow