Woolly-Headed Willow - Salix eriocephala | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Woolly-Headed Willow

Scientific name: Salix eriocephala

Example mature size: 5 m tall, 3 m wide; 16.5 ft tall, 10 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun, Partial-sun

Water: Medium-wet

Soil: Clay, Silt, Loam

Blooms: Yellow in April

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Common

Natural habitats: Swamp-wetland, Meadow-grasslands

Wildlife benefits: Host plant 🐛, Beneficial insects 🐞, Rodents 🐿️, Deer/moose 🦌, Bees/wasps 🐝, Butterflies/skippers 🦋

Points of interest: - Host plant to the Mourning Cloak Butterfly - This shrub is one of the earliest to flower in the spring, attracting hungry pollinators, butterflies, and insects for the nectar and flowers - Multi-stemmed can become invasive - Found naturally along flood plains, wet meadows, and river banks