Salix exigua

Sandbar Willow

Commonly found growing in damp, sandy, shifting soil, this native willow has long, thin leaves. An excellent shoreline plant, growing to 8-10’ in height.

Height: Up to 10 feet

Sun Requirements: Full sun

Water Requirements: Tolerates dry to moist soils

Flowers: Yellowy-white plain flowers in May/June

Attracts: Bees

Important Butterfly Larval Host

Special Tolerances: Handles compact soils, drought conditions and is an erosion control species