Shinning Willow

Shinning Willow Salix LucidaShining willow (Salix lucida) is a rare native willow in Iowa, found in moist areas of northeast and north central parts of the state.

Hardiness: Zones 2 through 3

Growth Rate: Fast

Mature Shape: Tall shrub

Height: 8-25 feet

Width: 6-8 feet

Site Requirements: Grows well in swamps, shores and wet meadows. Low tolerance for drought and restricted water conditions.

Flowering Dates: May

Seed Dispersal Dates: June

Seed Bearing Age: 5 years

Seed Bearing Frequency: Yearly

Seed Stratification: Cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -43°F.