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Littletree Willow

Scientific name

Salix arbusculoides


The Littletree Willow is a deciduous tree that grows up to 9 m tall at full maturity. The leaves are 6-7 cm long and 2-5 cm wide in size and are narrowly elliptical leaves located alternately along the branches. The lower side of the leaf is waxy, with long silky hairs that have a white rusty colour, while the upper surface of the leaf is very glossy. The unisexual catkins usually bloom at about the same time as the leaves begin to emerge in May. The bark is marked with "diamonds" similar to that of the Bebb Willow. This Willow species grows in dense thickets which provides wildlife food and habitat as well as acting as a windbreaker.

Planting conditions

Littletree Willow grows well in moist or wet conditions with sand and loam type soils. This tree species can tolerate a variety of different exposures to the sun. The natural habitats of the Littletree Willow include forest edges, wet meadows, riparian edges, and lakeshores.


  • Plant height:
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 1a
    • 1b
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
  • Height:
    • 9m