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Salix lasiolepis

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Salix lasiolepis
Salix lasiolepis
Salix lasiolepis
Salix lasiolepis

Species Name: Salix lasiolepis
Common Name: Arroyo Willow

Likes water! Excellent small tree recommended as erosion control near streams. Will spread and roots can be invasive. Forage source for the Western Tiger Swallowtail, Mourning Cloak, Lorquin's Admiral, and Hairstreaks.

Plant Family: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 15-30' H x 5-10' W
Growth Habit: Tall, upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 8,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Shores, marshes, meadows, springs, bluffs below 8000'

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