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Drummond Willow

Drummond Willow (salix drummondiana), is also sometimes known as Beautiful, Handsome, or Blue Willow. It can be found along the edges of water and prefers moist, heavy soil. It is found East of the Cascades in Washington, Montana, and in the Wallowa and Steens Mountains in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, California, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming. It also grows in the Yukon Territory, Alberta, and British Columbia. It grows in open form with widely spreading branches. Fun fact, Drummond Willow is preferred by moose in the winter.


Height: 6' to 20'

Bud: Catkins appear before or with new leaves

Bark: Yellowish-green to reddish, with white to blue waxy/powdery coating

Leaves: 3"; narrowly lancate to oblanceolate; edges curled under slightly; wooly underside


USDA PLANTS Database Link

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_sadr.pdf

Pics from USDA Plant Database: https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SADR

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