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Salix lucida

Also called Pacific Willow


More About Salix lucida

  • Yellow catkins appear after the leaves
  • Narrow, shiny, dark green foliage above, shiny, light green below
  • Plant is called 'shining' because of its smooth, shiny leaves
  • Bark is smooth, reddish-brown
  • Leaves are yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

First Nations used it to treat toothaches, stomach aches, dysentery and dandruff. They used the stems for basketry, bow making and the bark for tea and fabric making.

A favourite browse for deer, mouse, elk, beaver and mice. They are also an important habitat for migrating, wildlife fowl.

Zone:

3

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Shining Willow Growing and Maintenance Tips

Shining willow grows best in a moist soil and is suitable for wetland edges or riverbanks. 


Salix lucida Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing