Dune Willow

CAD $6.00

Salix hookeriana 

Shrub or small tree with many stems, broad, rounded crown, and leaves nearly half as wide as long.

Height: 0.6-8m

Edible: Y

Medicine: Y

Other Uses: Y

Poisonous: N

Soil: Nitrogen-medium, very moist to wet

Watering: Moist-wet.

Sun: Sun-shade.

Usually found at: Beach ridges, sand dunes, coastal meadows, and edges of streams and salt marshes; bordering coniferous forests.

Pollinators & wildlife: Bees (native, bumble, honey).

Ornamental: Small to large tree-like shrub. 

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Description

Salix hookeriana 

Shrub or small tree with many stems, broad, rounded crown, and leaves nearly half as wide as long.

Height: 0.6-8m

Edible: Y

Medicine: Y

Other Uses: Y

Poisonous: N

Soil: Nitrogen-medium, very moist to wet

Watering: Moist-wet.

Sun: Sun-shade.

Usually found at: Beach ridges, sand dunes, coastal meadows, and edges of streams and salt marshes; bordering coniferous forests.

Pollinators & wildlife: Bees (native, bumble, honey).

Ornamental: Small to large tree-like shrub. 

 

Leaves: Alternate, simple, broadly egg-shaped leaves.

Flowers: Lacking sepals and petals, borne in catkins which flower as leaves emerge or before them, the catkins stout, unstalked; floral bracts dark, hairs straight or wavy.

Berries: Capsules which split open to release the seeds, each of which is surrounded by a tuft of hairs; stalks 0.5-2 mm long

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