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Peachleaf Willow (Salix amygdaloides) - Hardwood Cuttings

Peachleaf Willow (Salix amygdaloides) - Hardwood Cuttings

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Peachleaf Willow, or Salix amygdaloides, is a deciduous tree native to North America, including parts of Canada. This tree typically reaches heights of 50 to 70 feet and a spread of 30 to 40 feet. It's hardy in zones 4 through 9, showcasing adaptability to a range of climates.

Ideal growing conditions for Peachleaf Willow are moist to wet soils, often found near rivers, streams, and wetlands. It prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. This tree is particularly well-suited to riparian environments, where it can help stabilize riverbanks and prevent erosion.

Historically, willows have held significant value in various cultures for their medicinal properties and utility. Peachleaf Willow is named for its elongated, peach-like leaves. It's not only an attractive tree but also plays a crucial role in its native ecosystems, providing habitat and food for wildlife.

In spring, Peachleaf Willow produces yellowish-green catkins, followed by capsules containing numerous tiny seeds. The tree's fast growth rate and environmental benefits, like soil stabilization and ecosystem support, make it a valuable species. There is no specific breeder or origin story for this tree, as it is a naturally occurring species in North American landscapes.

Hardwood cuttings for spring planting.  Willow can root easily from dormant cuttings, push them at least half way into the ground and keep well watered through the first summer.



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