Sandbar Willow Brush Layers

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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.


Sandbar Willow Brush, Salix Exigua is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping

The willow belongs to the Salicaceae family. It includes the sandbar willow bush, also called as Salix interior. Growing zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are ideal for this plant. This plant can take two forms. A tiny tree, having a trunk of 6 inches in diameter that grows approximately 20 feet tall. And another shrub with numerous thin stems that grows about 8 feet tall. Before attaining maturity, this shrub grows 3 to 4 feet annually. A sandbar willow plant has slender stems. They range in color from yellow-brown to grey; The leaves turn from light green to a lighter green color. Florets, whether male or female, emerge as catkins. They are large and circular, as well as green in color.

This Sandbar Willow Brush Layer is a kind of sandbar willow linked to the Laurel, Peach Leaf, or White Willow. Generally, this is a minimal bush that people use to strengthen the shoreline near stream banks or avoid erosion in damp areas. It has simple, alternating, very slender leaves, 2–6 inches long and 14 inches wide. There are thin, sporadic, irregularly arranged, gland-tipped tiny teeth. These teeth are only 3–12 inches long with a pointy tip; The leaf stalk is hairy and is 18 inches or less. The undersides of young leaves are silky-hairy. The bark is smooth and varies in color from green to grey to brown; elderly trunks are furrowed and split into densely flattened scales. Branches are slender, upright, green to brown or reddish, smooth or hairy, and have a white, sticky coating. 

Shrubs are simple to grow because you may start a new bush by cutting off a stem and inserting it into damp soil, wherever roots will form. Grow sandbar willow plants along wetlands, pond boundaries, rivers, silt and sandbars, lakeside shores, marshes, and canals. The shrub also aids in soil erosion control. Pollinators love the sandbar plant. It attracts various bees, butterflies, and tiny animals, including birds, squirrels, otters, and turtles. Because of the salicylic acid inside its cells, this bush can be utilized for headache, temperature, gout, aches, antibacterial, antiseptic, and body ointment. It can withstand dryness and is suitable for planting on streambeds to avoid erosion. It loves less gravely areas than Ward's willow.

Deer love to eat the tree branches and leaves. At the same time, many rodents such as muskrat and beaver consume the shoots and buds. Their catkins and leaves are eaten mainly by ducks and waterfowl. Bees use the blossoms to generate high-quality honey. Willow bushes provide wildlife with cover while also helping to strengthen stream banks.

Best Time to Harvest: June-July

Light: Full sun

Water: Drought tolerance when established

Zone: 2-7

Height at Maturity: 22-30 feet

Sun Exposure: Partial shade in full sun

Ship as: Bareroot

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