Salix eriocephala
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Hardiness Zone: 5-9 Height: 7-13 feet; 2-4 metres Spread: 7-13 feet; 2-4 metres Sun: Full sun Water: Moist to wet Wildlife: Larval host for many species of moths and butterflies Bloom Colour: Green/brown Tolerates: Compacted soils; wind; heavy clay Culture: Salix eriocephala grows easily in most soils, including wet, ill-drained or intermittently flooded soils, but prefers a damp, heavy soil in a sunny position. Noteworthy Characteristics: Salix eriocephala is a fast growing, fairly long lived shrub. The stems are tough and very flexible, and are used in basket making. The plant Garden Uses: Erosion control; wetland edges