Black Willow
Salix nigra

Family Salicaceae
Genus Salix
Specific Epithet nigra
Arboretum Collection LT
Lifecycle deciduous tree, short lived to very large
Fall Color yellow
Size to 43 meters
Bloom Time spring
Flower catkins
Bark gray brown to red brown, scaly or with long loose sheets
Leaf Size 15cm long 2 cm wide
Leaf Margin Serrated
Leaf Arrangement Alternate
Leaf Type Simple
Description Fast growing with soft light weight wood. Soft textured foliage with insignificant flower and fruit.
Cultural Requirements Shade intolerant, found in wet habitats.
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sheeting bark

sheeting bark

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Willow leaves

Willow leaves

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Willow bark

Willow bark

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