Coastal Plain Willow

Salix caroliniana

This small tree or shrub is native to the southeastern United States and parts of Central America. This obligate wetland species can grow up to 9 m tall and produces thin, 5-10 cm long finely serrate leaves which are green above and white below. The leaves and flowers of this willow emerge simultaneously in the spring.
Habitat:
Streambanks, swamps, marshes, shores of ponds and lakes.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous shrub or small tree, growing up to 10 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Early spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR DC DE FL GA IL IN KS KY LA MD MO MS NC NE OH OK PA SC TN TX VA WV