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Peachleaf Willow

Salix amygdaloides

Family: Salicaceae (sal-i-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salix (SAL-iks) (Info)
Species: amygdaloides (am-ig-duh-LO-id-eez) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lisle, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 24, 2016, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

The specimen in the Salicaceae Collection at Morton Arboretum in northeast Illinois looks good. I like the interesting texture of the foliage. I've never seen this species before. It is mostly a western tree found in southern Saskatchewan, Alberta, & Manitoba and ranges in all of MT, ND, SD, NE, WY, IA, and parts of ID, CO, KS, NM, MN, WI, IL, IN, OH, MO, north TX and OK panhandle, with spots along NY & Ontario, and two spots in KY. It grows about 3 to 5 feet/year and lives up to 75 years. It is brittle-wooded like other willows. I would use it as an interesting native tree in a naturalistic landscape or land preserve, not too close to a building. We should be planting more native species, especially less known ones.

Neutral

On Mar 31, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I do not grow this plant...information only.

Found in wet soil in valleys and bordering stream banks, often with cottonwoods. It's range is from SE British Columbia east to extreme southern Quebec and New York. South to NW PA and west to TX and NM.

This is the common willow across the northern plains, and is essential in preventing erosion along riverbanks.

Neutral

On Jan 16, 2005, JodyC from Palmyra, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Salix is the old Latin name for the willows; amygdaloides refers to the leaves, which resemble those of a peach tree (from amygdalus, an old name for the peach).

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