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botanical name:
Salix exigua
Salix exigua © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Coyote Willow, Sand Bar Willow
synonyms:  Salix interior , Salix argophylla
family:  Salicaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 4.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: silver
flower colour:
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Small tree or large upright shrub with beautiful narrow silvery leaves, giving a delicate and graceful appearance. Fast growing.

cultivation:
Prefers a damp, heavy soil in a sunny position but will succeed in most soils. Does not thrive well on chalk.

propagation:
By cuttings from young growth, which usually root quite easily.

By seed sown as soon as it is ripe.
The flowers are dioecious and only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown to produce fertile seed. Flowers are pollinated by Bees

other notes:
In the wild it form thickets along esturies and watercourses.

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