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Salix (Willow)

Salix pentandra

Salix pentandra - Bay or Laurel Willow
Salix pentandra - Bay or Laurel Willow


Tree photo credit:
Herman, D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Admin., Bismarck, ND. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. USA, ND.

Salix pentandra - Bay or Laurel Willow

Large specimens of Bay willow can be found in southern England, planted for their ornamental value. The bark on the mature trees is grey and lightly fissured. The large glossy broad leaves and the glass-like brown branchlets are an eye-catching feature. It is also good for basketry.

Description: large shrub or tree; 6- 15 metres (20-50'); glossy reddish-brown annual growth; leaves can be 12 cm long x 5 cm wide

Ideal conditions: full sun to shade; moist soil but drought tolerant once established; found in nature along streams and in low, moist areas

Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)