Also called Coyote Willow
More About Salix exigua
- AKA Salix interior
- Yellowish-green catkins
- Narrow, silvery-gray leaves
- Excellent for binding soils along banks
- Can be a small tree or shrub
- Bloom Time: Mid to late spring
The branches were used by the Native Americans to make flexible poles and building materials. The smaller twigs were used to make baskets and the bark for cord and string. The bark and leaves also had several medicinal uses.
Sandbar Willow Growing and Maintenance Tips
Sandbar willow grows best in a moist soil and is suitable for wetland edges, riverbanks, or erosion control.
Salix exigua Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)