The Peachleaf Willow is a small deciduous tree that can grow up to 20 m in height and can have several single leaning trunks in a clump, with the trunks sometimes reaching 40 cm in diameter. The leaves are lance-shaped, alternately arranged, finely toothed, and range from 5 to 14 cm long. The upper surfaces of the leaves are green, dull and smooth, whereas the lower surfaces are pale whitish-green and often has a bluish-waxy appearance. The Peachleaf Willow tree produces unisexual catkins, with the male catkins at 3-6 cm and female at about 3-8 cm.The catkins emerge on short lateral branches as the leaves start to unfurl in the spring between April and May. Peachleaf Willow is beneficial for wildlife and attracts many birds and butterfly larvae, including the Mourning Cloak and Viceroy Larvae.
The Peachleaf Willow thrives in moist soil that is composed of clay, sand, or loam. Sun or partial shade is essential for the survival and growth of this plant. The natural habitats of the Peachleaf Willow include wet meadows, swamps/marshes, riparian edges, and lakeshores.
- Over 3m
- Flood Tolerant
- Full sun
- Partial sun