Salix nigra
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Hardiness Zone: 03-Aug Height: 33-98 feet; 10-30 metres Spread: 13-20 feet; 4-6 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Moist to wet Wildlife: The bark, tender twigs and buds are food for browsers such as deer, rabbits and beaver. Early season harvest for songbirds, waterfowl and small mammals. Bloom Colour: Yellow Tolerates: Salt; shade; standing water Culture: Due to its shallow root system, black willow is best planted where it will receive constant moisture. It can be subjected to regular and permanent inundation, and is tolerant of low to moderate amounts of salt. Noteworthy Characteristics: Salix nigra is a fast-growing tree with an open crown, often with several trunks growing out at angles from one root. The Garden Uses: Naturalizing