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Coyote Willow

Salix exigua

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Also known as

Sand Bar Willow, Desert Willow, Narrow-Leaf Willow, Willow, Osier, Sallow

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Coyote Willow Overview

    This genus consists of about 300 species of deciduous trees, shrubs and subshrubs. They are fast-growing but relatively short-lived trees, with bright green, lance-shaped and narrow leaves. The flowers are borne in fluffy catkins.

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    How to propagate Coyote Willow

    Cuttings

    You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, by hardwood cuttings in the winter, by seed.

    Seed

    Layering

    By layering.

    Other uses of Coyote Willow

    Grown for their habit, foliage, catkins and, in some cases, colourful winter shoots. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies