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- USDA Hardiness Zone 2-7, Water Needs, Moderate. Mature Height, 6-8 ft. Mature Width, 6-8 ft. Name, Sandbar Willow
Sandbar Willow - Salix interior
Sandbar Willow - Salix Interior. The Sandbar Willow is a shrub with green foliage and flowers. Sandbar Willows are bushy and dense in the shoreline area. This perennial plant grows quickly, averaging three to four feet per year. The Sandbar Willow can reach twenty to thirty feet at full maturity.
Its foliage is subtle, lending itself to blending rather than standing out as a focal point. Trimming of the side shoots can produce a plant that is less bushy in appearance. It's also known as the Swamp Willow. It is an attractive plant whether trimmed or left in its natural state. This small tree can have beautiful long slender, gray leaves and appear ornamental. Planting in an ornamental garden is considered risky as it spreads widely and rapidly by underground stems. This plant is a perennial whose active growth period is in the spring.
Sandbar Willow Is Flexible and Needs Partial Shade
Its lighting needs are flexible as it does well in partial shade, filtered sun, and full sun. Full shade is not recommended for the Sandbar Willow. Water needs are moderate as this plant thrives in wetland type settings. This plant is prized for its versatility in combining beauty with efficient uses. It quickly takes root and spreads rapidly in sandy soil conditions. It is valued for providing soil erosion control in areas prone to flooding. Gardeners find this plant particularly useful in problem spots where water runoff can cause soggy regions and erosion of valuable soil. If these areas are ignored, they can lead to mudslides and other unpleasant events. When used along stream banks this is a great plant to assist with stabilization of the shoreline.
Sandbar Willow Trees Cleans the environment
The Sandbar Willow is useful for helping with filtration for water quality improvement. Beavers have been known to snack on the branches of this plant and use it when building their dams. Another lovely virtue of this plant is the slender rods that are wonderful for basket making.