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|
|Height||dependent on species|
|Spread||dependent on species|
|Sun Requirements||Full sun to part sun|
|Average year to bear fruit|
|Soil||prefers wet boggy soil. Great for riparian buffers|