Acute Willow

Acute Willow

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Common name: WILLOW (Acute)

Valuable for windbreaks and high moisture areas.

Latin name: Salix acutifolia Willd

Type of tree: broadleaf (introduced)

  • Leaves (shape, size, etc.): shiny dark green leaves; 6 to 12 centimetres long; 1 to 2 centimetres wide; finely toothed margins
  • Form: wide spreading crown; trunk tends to have multiple stems

Height: 5 to 14 metres

Growth rate: fast

Fruit and flowers: male and female flowers form catkins on separate trees during early spring; small fruit pods split when mature, releasing seeds on tufts of silky hair.

Soil: tree performs well in most well-drained sites; but will withstand flooding for up to several weeks

Limitations: performs poorly in dry locations; spreading crown and roots may compete with crops when planted in shelterbelts; fair to good alkali tolerance