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SALIX INTERIOR USDA Climate Zone - 3-9 Tree Height: 20 - 30 feet Tree Width: 10 - 20 feet Sun: Full Sun

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Sandbar Willow – Salix Exigua

The Sandbar Willow is primarily found in New England, but can also be found in North America. It is an uncomplicated woody shrub that emerges from the ground with several stems and long branches that form a rounded crown top. The leaves of the Sandbar Willow are beautiful with vibrant colors of yellow and green. When young, the sides of the leaves have an enchanting silver hue giving it a lustrous look. In the spring, The Sandbar Willow is also adorned with small yellow and white flowers that range from 1 to 2 ½ inches. This specific shrub has a rapid growth rate of 3 to 4 feet per year with a mature height of 20 to 25 feet in a 20-year span. The leaves reach a length of 5 inches long and 1cm in width. The Sandbar Willow tolerates a variety of soils, though it thrives where moisture is abundant. They are commonly used in a variety of gardens and placed around ponds and bogs. The Sandbar Willow can be found displayed alongside rivers and lakes and provides long-lasting beauty to any garden. The Hardy Planting Zone is 6 – 9 and requires full sun to partial shade. The Sandbar Willow is strong and durable allowing it to handle harsh weather conditions. It can also withstand flooding more than two periods of growing seasons. Also, the leaves of the Sandbar Willow contain a chemical called Salicylic acid that is used for several medicinal purposes that include headaches, fevers, gout, pain, analgesic, disinfectant, antiseptic and skin ointments. In some Native American cultures, the leaves of this shrub are considered to be most helpful for toothaches, earaches, venereal disease, dandruff, wound healing, indigestion, worms, gas, bloating and many other stomach ailments. So, in addition to being a beautiful shrub, it can make you feel better too!


Sandbar Willow Stakes are ideal for planting around lakes or streams or other bodies of water.  They will also look great planted around your home.  This type of tree will add a great look to your lawn and will also be an ideal shade tree for you to enjoy.  It is also a great way to attract birds and other small animals to your lawn.  




The Many Attributes Of Sand Bar Willow Live Stakes In Wetlands
Sandbar Willow - Salix exigua


Sandbar willow, also known as narrowleaf willow or coyote willow, is a common species found throughout most of North America. A medium-sized deciduous shrub, these willows grow from three to twenty-three feet in height and prefer environments with very moist or wet soil. This plant’s narrow, lance-shaped leaves are typically one to five inches in length and less than an inch in width with serrated teeth along the leaves’ edges. Green-grey in color, the leaves often exhibit silky, white hairs when young, but are usually hairless when mature. These plants bloom in late spring, with greenish-yellow flowers produced in single-sex catkins. The sandbar willow is dioecious, so staminate and pistillate catkins occur on separate plants; male, or staminate, catkins are are slightly larger than female, or pistillate, catkins. The fruit of this plant is a cluster of capsules that each contain an abundance of tiny seeds embedded in shiny, white silk. An aggressive spreader, these willows are quick to colonize suitable areas using their expanding basal root systems, commonly forming thickets along drainage ditches, sloughs, creeks, or other areas of consistent water flow. Often found in streams or ponds, the sandbar willow thrives in wetland areas with moist, sandy soil or areas prone to frequent flooding. Because this shrub boasts a hardy root system and is low maintenance once established, sandbar willow is often used to stabilize stream banks or shorelines. Although it does not develop well in areas with consistent drought conditions, this plant is usually recommended for overflow areas, wet meadow sites, moist lowlands, and the other regions with a high water table. Attractive and easy to maintain, the sandbar willow is favored among landscapers for providing a pleasing presence in wetland areas and promoting soil stability along embankments. Willows are often shipped as live stakes, and their excellent root strength makes for the ready establishment by gardeners of all abilities.