Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)
Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

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Item #: SAHUM
Binomial Salix humilis

An attractive, compact shrub that will attract a number small bees and other pollinators early in the season. It is also a host plant for several species of butterfly, whose larvae eat the foliage. Prairie willow is dioecious. The male catkins are silvery with hints of yellow or red from the anthers. The female floret is greenish.

Uses: Medicinal, wildlife cover, pollinators, butterfly host plant
Bloom time: March - May

Height: 3 to 5 feet
Space: 4 to 6 feet

Sun: Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Dry to average

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