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Salix nigra

More About Salix nigra

  • Small, greenish-yellow catkins
  • Long, dark, shiny, green leaves turn yellow in the fall
  • Deeply fissured, dark brown bark
  • Slender branches form an irregular crown
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

As with most willow, the Native Americans used it for a variety of purposes. The wood is used for millwork, furniture, doors, cabinets and pulpwood. 

Zone:

3

Height:

18-20 m

Spread:

4-5 m

Colour:

Yellow

Black Willow Growing and Maintenance Tips

 Black willow grows best in a medium to wet soil, in full sun. It is the largest of North American willow. 

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Salix nigra Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Catkins
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Tree form
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Salix nigra

Salix bebbiana

Salix bebbiana

Beaked Willow

Salix alba 'Tristis'

Salix alba 'Tristis'

Weeping Golden Willow