North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Black Willow, Salix nigra

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Statewide, found more frequently in the Coastal Plain
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Growth Rate: moderate
  • Mature Size: up to 140’ tall
  • Moisture Requirements:  prefers moist soil
  • Exposure: full sun to dappled shade
  • Soil: alluvial soils
  • Wildlife Benefits: food source for white-tailed deer and other animals, beaver eat the bark, nectar is consumed by insects, and leaves are eaten by caterpillars.
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $15

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Photos courtesy of Will Cook