Scientific Name: Salix hookeriana Form: Round
Common Name:Hooker's willow Texture:Medium
Family Name:SalicaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):5 - 7m x 5 - 7m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Tomentose, Elliptic, Obovate, Undulate (wavy), Crenate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), (Floriferous), Green-yellow, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Bog
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Erosion control, Reclamation, Spring interest, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Shrub to 6 m tall with dark grey bark and yellowish to reddish-brown twigs that are usually densely hairy; leaves mostly elliptic to obovate, 4-11 cm long, 2-6.3 cm 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, 4-8 cm x 2.5 cm; female catkins elongate, 6- 9 cm long as fruit develop. (Modified from E-Flora BC and Trees and Shrubs of BC.)