Scientific Name: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra
Common Name: Pacific willow
Family Name: Salicaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Serrulate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Yellow, Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Multi-stemmed deciduous tree to 8m; leaves lanceolate to elliptical, 15cm, finely serrate, upper surface shiny to glossy, glabrous, stipules present; Winter ID: twigs glabrous, glossy, yellow to brown, buds appressed, about 6mm long, and look like yellow duckbills.