Scientific Name: Salix hookeriana
Common Name: Hooker's willow, coastal willow
Family Name: Salicaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 5 - 7m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Erosion control, Reclamation, Spring interest, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Bog
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Tomentose, Elliptic, Obovate, Crenate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Key ID Features:
Shrub mostly 1-5(-8)m tall with dark grey bark and yellowish to reddish-brown twigs that are usually densely hairy; leaves mostly elliptic to obovate, 4-11cm long, 2-6.3cm wide, long soft-hairy or short-woolly to shaggy-hairy, sometimes nearly smooth, upper surface highly glossy, long soft-hairy to nearly smooth, margins entire to toothed, bases and tips pointed to rounded; stipules absent, rudimentary, or leaf-like on vigorous shoots; male catkins yellow, 4-8cm x 2.5cm; female catkins elongate, 6-9cm long as fruit develop. <a href ='' target='_blank'>E-Flora BC</a>