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Salix candida Flueggé ex Willd.
Hoary willow, Sage willow, Sageleaf willow
USDA Symbol: SACA4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A low shrub, 1 1/2-4 ft. tall. The young twigs are covered with a dense coating of white hairs; the older twigs are yellow or light brown. Narrow, rigid leaves are dark-green and slightly tomentose above; densly white-haired below. Catkins appear with the leaves.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
AK , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SD , VT , WA , WI , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Lab. to AK, s. to MD, OH, IA, CO, ID & s. B.C Native Habitat:
Cold, open fens, swamps & bogs USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Wet or damp soils.
Conditions Comments: Short-lived and fast-growing. Susceptible to insect, disease, and wind damage.
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff