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Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra

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Species Name: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra
Common Name: Shining Willow

Likes water! Excellent small tree recommended for 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: 30' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pale yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Moist places

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