Peach-Leaved Willow - Salix amygdaloides | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Peach-Leaved Willow

Scientific name: Salix amygdaloides

Example mature size: 12 m tall, 5 m wide; 39.5 ft tall, 16.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun

Water: Wet

Soil: Peat, Loam

Blooms: Yellow in April

Ontario plant status: Native Tree - Deciduous, Common

Natural habitats: Swamp-wetland

Wildlife benefits: Bees/wasps 🐝, Beneficial insects 🐞, Deer/moose 🦌, Landfowl 🦃

Points of interest: - Requires full sun, but will tolerate partial shade - Can easily be started from cuttings - Is a good choice for wildlife: rabbits, deer, moose, and elk feed on twigs, foliage, and bark - Several species of birds eat the buds and young twigs, and beavers use willow branches as a source of food and dam construction materials - Widely used to stabilize stream banks, reduce erosion and protect water quality