Salix amygdaloides
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Hardiness Zone: 2-8 Height: 35-50 feet; 11-15 metres Spread: 25-35 feet; 7.6-11 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Moist to wet Wildlife: Catkins are early season food source for birds and mammals Tolerates: Temporary flooding Culture: Peachleaf Willow is easily grown in full to partial sun, wet to moist conditions, and soil that is loamy, silty, or slightly sandy. This tree is fast-growing, but short-lived Noteworthy Characteristics: Peach-leaf willow is a medium-sized, multi-trunked tree, with fine-textured, slightly weeping, branching orange-yellow twigs. Catkins appear before leaf emergence. The narrow, yellow-green foliage has insignificant fall color. The tenacious root system of this tree makes it very useful for preventing soil erosion along the banks of rivers. Both common and scientific names refer to the leaf shape, which sugges that of a peach leaf.