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Salix exigua (Coyote Willow)

Salix exigua
Coyote Willow, Narrow-leaf Willow, Narrowleaf Willow, Sandbar Willow, Salix argophylla, Salix columbiana, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. parishiana, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix fluviatilis var. argophylla, Salix hindsiana, Salix hindsiana var. leucodendroides, Salix hindsiana var. parishiana, Salix hindsiana var. tenuifolia, Salix interior var. angustissima, Salix interior var. luteosericea, Salix linearifolia, Salix longifolia var. argophylla, Salix longifolia var. exigua, Salix longifolia var. opaca, Salix luteosericea, Salix macrostachya var. leucodendroides, Salix malacophylla, Salix nevadensis, Salix parishiana, Salix sessilifolia ssp. hindsiana, Salix sessilifolia var. hindsiana, Salix sessilifolia var. leucodendroides, Salix stenophylla, Salix thurberi

This large deciduous shrub or small tree is commonly found along riverbanks or where ample moisture is available. It occurs at elevations of 4500 to 9000 feet across most of North America, ranging from Alaska all the way down into northern Mexico. The leaves are long, narrow, and have silver hairs on the underside. The reddish twigs provide great winter color. Plant in full sun and provide ample moisture. Coyote willow is hardy to -30° F.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average, High
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Fast
Height 15' - 20' (ft)
Spread 15' - 20' (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Cold, Drought
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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