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Salix scouleriana

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Species Name: Salix scouleriana
Common Name: Scouler's Willow

This willow can grow as a shrub or small tree, depending on its environment. At higher elevations it tends to grow smaller than where conditions are more mild. It likes water and can have invasive roots that help with soil stabilization.

Plant Family: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 10-25' H
Growth Habit: Shrub or slender tree
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 10,200'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Distribution: North west, High Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, northern Central Coast, San Gabriel Mtns, San Bernardino Mtns, San Jacinto Mtns, Modoc Plateau
Natural Habitat: Dry to moist forests, meadows, springs, swamps between 300' and 10,200'

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