We are truly amazed by Willows. They are an indispensable force in the food forest, in remediation, as an abundant nectar and pollen source for pollinators, as a material for basketry, and as a medicine. Willow are the earliest flowering trees in our cold place of the world! They are amazing friends to hungry bees after a long winter. Willows love being near the water, and are one of the few trees/shrubs that actually thrive in it. They are the perfect specimen for erosion control, and as a riparian buffer.

Latin name Salix sp
Hardiness Zone 3
Height dependent on species
Spreaddependent on species
Sun RequirementsFull sun to part sun
Average year to bear fruit
Harvest Time
Soil prefers wet boggy soil. Great for riparian buffers
Flower Time April