White Willow

Salix alba

This fast growing tree, native to southern and central Europe to western Siberia and central Asia, can grow to about 100 feet. Its silky, “hairy” leaves give rise to the White Willow name. It prefers moist and wetland environments and will die back in long dry periods.
Habitat:
Wetlands
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree growing to 10-25 m (about 30-80 ft) tall and 15-30 m (50-100 ft) wide
Presence in US:
AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE GA IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH PA RI SD TN VA VT WA WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:
MB NB NS ON PE QC SK