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Sandbar Willow Brush Layers, Salix Exigua is an Easy to Grow Shrub
The sandbar willow shrub, also known as Salix interior, belongs to the willow or Salicaceae family. The shrub grows well in Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. This shrub can grow in two forms: a small tree growing up to 20 feet tall and a trunk 6 inches in diameter, and the second form is a shrub with multiple thin stems that grow up to 8 feet tall. This shrub proliferates at three to four feet per year before reaching maturity. The stems of a sandbar willow shrub are slender and vary in color from yellow-brown to gray. The leaves change from medium to pale green. Male or female florets grow as catkins and are long and cylindrical in shape and green in color.
Sandbar Willow Brush Layers, Salix Exigua is Popular among Pollinators and Attracts a Variety of Bees and Butterflies
The shrubs are very easy to grow as you can cultivate a new shrub by breaking off a stem and sticking it into moist soil where roots will begin to develop. Sandbar willow shrubs are used for planting near swamps, pond borders, rivers, gravel and sandbars, lake beaches, marshes, and ditches; The shrub is also helpful in reducing soil erosion. The sandbar willow is famous among pollinators and attracts various bees and butterflies, and small animals such as birds, squirrels, beavers, and turtles. This shrub also has medicinal uses and can be used for headaches, fever, gout, pain, disinfectant, antiseptic, and skin ointment due to the salicylic acid in its tissues. The sandbar willow has one variety named the Silver Sands Willow and is directly related to the Laurel, Peach leaf, and White Willow. Overall, this is low maintenance, a useful shrub that you can plant along stream banks to stabilize the shoreline or plant in wet spots to prevent erosion.