Salix sericea

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 Salix sericea subsp. var.  Silky willow
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Width: 5 ft to 10 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring
Exposure: sun
Water: wet, moist
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USDA Zones: 7 to 10
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Salicaceae > Salix sericea var. , Marshall

Salix sericea, also known as silky willow, is a shrub in the Salicaceae family that grows in swamps and along rivers in eastern United States and Canada. It is 2–4 m tall and has long, thin, purplish twigs. The leaves are 6–10 cm long, 7–8 mm wide, lanceolate, acuminate, serrulate, dark green and lightly hairy on top, and light green and densely covered with white silky hairs underneath. Mature leaves are glabrous. The petioles are 1 cm long. Catkins are sessile and usually bracteate. Salix sericea blooms in May and fruits in June.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Salix sericea. Silky Willow. A shrub usually 4-8 ft. high, diffusely spreading from base: branches often reddish: buds obtuse and rounded at apex, cylindrical: lvs. very silky beneath, sometimes becoming less so at maturity: aments densely fld., appearing with the lvs.; stamens often orange-red: caps. short-pedicelled, ovate-oblong, nearly truncate at apex. NE N. Amer.

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