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
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.
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.
Salix nigra Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils