Hooker’s Willow (Salix hookeriana)
Also known as Dune Willow, Coastal Willow, or Beach Willow this deciduous shrub or small tree blooms attractive catskins—whose nectars attract bees and other pollinators—in early spring before glossy medium green egg-shaped leaves appear. Propagation of this plant, like other willows, is super easy; you can stick a branch in the ground, and it will form roots and begin to grow. Due to this ease of propagation many people use willow to create living fences with willow posts. The bark was used medicinally by Native Americans as it contains salicin, the chemical from which aspirin was first synthesized.
*Prefers full to partial sun
* Prefers wet to moist well-drained soil. Does well in highly acidic to neutral soils and can also grow in saline soil.
*Suitable to be grown along streams to help control erosion or other water’s edge, but can also be found on sandy beaches, marshes, floodplains, and canyons.
* Max height 26 feet
*Sold as Live Stake
*Sold in bundles of 5