Peachleaf Willow

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 Salix amygdaloides subsp. var.  Peach-leafed willow, Peachleaf Willow
Peachleaf Willow (leaves)
Habit: tree
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Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
Water: wet, moist
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USDA Zones: 5 to 10
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Salix amygdaloides (Peachleaf Willow) is a species of willow native to southern Canada and the United States.[1]

It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree, growing to 4–20 m tall; besides the cottonwoods it is the largest tree native on the prairies. It has a single trunk, or sometimes several shorter trunks. The leaves are lanceolate, 3-13 cm long and 1-4 cm wide, yellowish green with a pale, whitish underside and a finely serrated margin. The flowers are yellow catkins, 3-8 cm long, produced in the spring with the leaves. The reddish-yellow fruit matures in late spring or early summer, the individual capsules 4-6 mm long.[2][3]

The Peachleaf Willow grows very quickly, but is short-lived. It can only spread by seeds, whereas most other willows can propagate from roots or snapped bits of twig.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Salix amygdaloides, Anders. Peach-leaf Willow. Tree, 30-40 ft. high: bark longitudinally furrowed, less inclined to be flaky: lvs. broader, glaucous beneath, on rather long, compressed petioles: aments loosely fld.; ovary lanceolate-conical; style very short. Cent. and W. N. Amer.

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