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Salix prolixa

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Salix prolixa

Mackenzie's Willow

Community: Riparian

Brief Description

Rosy-tipped branches accent shrubby willow for streamsides. Full details »
  • Streambank Stabilizer
  • Rapid Growth
  • Pretty Winter Bark
  • Good Privacy Screen

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Plant Description and Details

Mackenzie's Willow is clothed with long, oval and tapering leaves and appealing dusty-grey bark. Take note that it also has lovely red new growth, providing an architectural qualityto the winterscape with its bowl-shaped, lacy branching pattern. Likes moist conditons. Branches well-suited to basket-making.
Common Names Mackenzie's Willow
Community Riparian
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Streams, riverbanks and valleys throughout western states.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Placement Riparian site restoration, hedge/screen, ponds.
Mature Height 12 - 20 ft.
Mature Width 10 ft.
Group Spacing 5-10 ft.
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 3-4 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Easy care. Can be cut back each year to maintain low screen effect.
Wildlife Pollinators
Wildlife Notes Willow pollen is early season food for pollinators.
Plants Symbol SAPR3
Family Name Salicaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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