Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Tree Handbook

Black Willow

Back Home Up Next

Montezuma Baldcypress
Texas Sabal Palm
Black Willow
Coyote Willow
Live Oak
Granjeno
Sugar Hackberry
Cedar Elm
Texas Ebony
Tenaza
Texas Huisache
Wright's Catclaw
Guajillo
Tepeguaje
Honey Mesquite
Retama
Texas Paloverde
Mescal Bean
Guayacan
Jopoy
Colima
Western Soapberry
Brasil
Coma Del Sur
Chapote
Rio Grande Ash
Anacahuita
Anacua

BLACK WILLOW Sauz
Salix nigra - Salicaceae, Willow Family

 

DESCRIPTION: Large tree with irregular crown.
Height: 60-85 feet.
  • Flowers: Yellow, 1 to 2-inch-long cylindrical spikes, April-May.

  • Fruit: Capsule bearing seeds surrounded by long white hairs.

  • Foliage: Deciduous.

  • Bark: Dark brown to black, deep furrows; shaggy.

  • Growth rate: Fast (1.3 feet/year)


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Sun: Full.

  • Soil: Wet.

  • Drainage: Poorly drained soils.

  • Water: High.

  • Maintenance: High.

  • Propagation: Fresh seed; root or stem cuttings.


NATIVE HABITAT: 

Riverbank, resaca banks.


WILDLIFE USE: 

Cover (Plain Chachalacas run down branches to drink;) deer browse leaves.


COMMENTS: 

Weak, soft wood, used for boxes,
artificial limbs, fuel, woven baskets,
wicker furniture; excellent for erosion control; aspirin
originated in willow bark.

 

 
 

Back Home Up Next

This site no longer updated go to  www.nativeplantproject.org
Content by the Native Plant Project - P.O. Box 2742 - San Juan, TX  78589
All Rights Reserved

 This site designed and maintained by Bert Wessling. Comments Welcomed.