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Swamp Willow is a Medium-Sized Tree
The Swamp Willow tree is a medium-sized tree that grows in North America. The Swamp Willow is the largest of its kind. It can grow 10-30 meters tall, with the highest being 45 meters tall when it is fully mature. The diameter of the trunk can grow to about 20-30 inches. The Swamp Willow is also commonly known as the Black Willow. You can find these trees on the middle and east sides of the U.S. as well as Canada. You can find the largest group of these trees along the Mississippi River. Swamp willow is an excellent tree to plant for land that needs stabilizing erosion.
Swamp Willow Can Grow in Almost any Soil Type
The Swamp Willow can grow in almost any soil type, although it needs plenty of moisture and is constantly in the growing season due to the nature of the roots. They are most commonly found in swamps and on river margins and any land known to be full of water moisture in the soil. The average temperature that it can grow best in is between 59 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit. In the first year, the tree can grow 1.2 inches tall.
Swamp willow, also called "black willow" or "Southwestern willow," is the largest North American willow species. Swamp willow is identifiable for its tall, slender shoots that vary from yellow to brown and purple. The shoots ultimately produce beautiful red-brown buds, which gives them an even more stunning look.
Swamp willow is a hardy species that is native to the eastern seaboard of North America. It is robust and adaptable, and today it grows wild from New Brunswick and Ontario in Canada down to Florida and even parts of Texas. This species does best in USDA hardiness zones 4-9. Swamp willow thrives in areas with partial sunlight and moist soil. The leaves are identifiable by their rounded, broad bases and their fine-toothed edges. If you look closely, you may also see fine hairs along the surface of the swamp willow's leaves. When the buds emerge, they are narrow and cone-shaped. The bark appears as a dark-gray or brown color. The bark is closer to black at times, explaining the tree's alternate name of "black willow." The swamp willow has a deep root system, making it a top choice in areas prone to flooding and erosion.
The swamp willow has been a fixture of the American landscape for many years. Height-wise, the most massive swamp willow tree on record, 63 feet tall, lives in Minnesota. The most extensive tree, nearly 20 feet in circumference, resides in Marlboro Township, New Jersey.
Today, this species is widespread in private and commercial landscapes for its attractive appearance and its hardiness. But historically, it has also been precious for its medicinal and healing properties. Since ancient Greece, the bark of the willow trees has been used to make tea with anti-inflammatory properties. By the 1840s, chemists were using extracts from the tree's bark to create pain-relieving medications.
If swamp willows are well-cared for, they will live to be about 65 years old. In the wild, their lifespan ranges from 40-100 years. The tree's wood is light to moderate in density. It is used for various commercial products, including toys, barrels, crates, and wood floors.