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Sandbar Willow Live Stakes

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$269.99
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SALIX INTERIOR USDA Climate Zone - 3-9 Tree Height: 20 - 30 feet Tree Width: 10 - 20 feet Sun: Full Sun

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Sandbar Willow Live Stakes

Sandbar Willow Live Stakes. Native to western North America, the sandbar willow grows as a slender shrub or small tree with a width of up to ten feet and a height of up to 23 feet. It produces upright thickets with broad and narrow grayish-green leaves. Due to its strong sucking tendencies, the sandbar willow is an effective bank stabilizer and soil binder which impedes alluvial soil erosion. A moderately fast-growing, moisture-loving plant, it is ideal for wet locations. The sandbar willow is commonly used in landscaping butterfly gardens, bird gardens, ponds, and bogs.

The Sandbar Willow Live Stakes, also known as salix interior belongs to the willow or salicaeae family. The shrub grows well in Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. This shrub can grow in two forms, the first as a small tree growing up to 20 feet tall and a trunk 6 inches in diameter, and the second form as a shrub with multiple thin stems that grow up to 8 feet tall. This shrub grows quickly at three to four feet per year before reaching maturity. The stems of a sandbar willow shrub are slender and vary in color from yellow-brown to gray. The leaves vary from medium to pale green. Male or female florets grow as catkins and are long and cylindrical in shape and green in color. Sandbar willow shrubs grow best in full or partial sun in moist soil. The shrubs are very easy to grow as you can cultivate a new shrub by breaking off a stem and sticking it into moist soil where roots will begin to develop. Sandbar willow shrubs are used for planting near swamps, pond borders, rivers, gravel and sandbars, lake beaches, marshes and ditches. The shrub is also good for reducing soil erosion. The sandbar willow is popular among pollinators and attracts a variety of bees and butterflies as well as small animals such as birds, squirrels, beavers and turtles. This shrub also has medicinal uses and can be used for headaches, fever, gout, pain and as a disinfectant, antiseptic and skin ointment due to the salicylic acid in its tissues. The sandbar willow has one variety named the Silver Sands Willow and is directly related to the Laurel, Peachleaf and White Willow. Overall this is a low maintenance, useful shrub that can be planted along stream banks to stabilize the shore line, or to plant in soggy spots the prevent erosion.

The sandbar willow is often planted near a river, lake, pond or around a water garden. The roots love moist soil and can grow in sandy areas where other plants cannot. The roots are strong. The canopy can be quite large and will spread to produce a significant amount of shade. The stems are erect and medium in size. If you do not have the money to spend on a fence, you can use the sandbar willow as a privacy hedge. The sandbar willow is a medium growing shrub that grows in dense thickets. It can grow well in soil levels with pH between 5.5-8.0. Deer and birds love the leaves of this plant and find the shelter to be a safety net for them. It does not tolerate dry conditions so making sure it gets watered frequently is a must. The sandbar willow prefers full sun.
Sandbar Willow trees are flood tolerant. Sandbar Willow trees are tolerant of water and saturated the soil, making them an ideal tree around lakes and streams. Sandbar Willow will be a very thick tree and can serve as a place for small wildlife to hide, and birds will love it. It has buds that are green-yellow and are alternatively grown. The buds are quite little and can only grow to around an inch long. The leaves are small and grow up to 2 inches long.

Sandbar Willow Live Stakes