Silky Willow Shrub is the plant for you. The Silky Willow is a shrub and it is a member of the Salicaceae family. This plant is popular because it is low maintenance. The Silky Willow commonly grows in swamps along the rivers in the eastern United States and Canada. The plant life of this shrub can be about twenty years where it will grow to be the tallest. The Silky Willow grows around mid-spring. The typical growth period is between the spring and summer. The Silky Willow has dark green with light hair on the top and it is light green covered with silky white hairs underneath. This plant has an acceptance to drought and has to have a lot of watering. The soil that is needed for the shrub is acid, average, loam, clay, or sand that will continue to be wet and moist. During May, the shrub can be yellow-green blooms. The Silky Willow can survive any type of weather conditions. The shrub can grow in the shade or it can have lots of sun. The Silky Willow can lighten up the garden by bringing an array of variety to your garden. When the sunlight hits the Silky Willow, it can bring a shade of purple.
Latin Name- The Black Willow Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 30-70 ft Width- 7-8 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun OR Partial Shade
Ships In Fall (Near End of October)
Silky Willow – Salix sericea