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Peachleaf Willow, Almond Willow, Peach Willow, Southwestern Peach Willow, Wright Willow, Wright Peachleaf Willow
Salix amygdaloides


Peachleaf Willow is a striking tree that grows along waterways, either wet or dry, in the Panhandle and Trans-Pecos in west Texas. It can grow to heights of 40 feet, and is fairly uncommon. Peachleaf Willow is quickly recognized by its yellow twigs, drooping branchlets, and green peach-shaped leaves that are silvery white underneath and shimmer in a slight breeze.

Plant Habit or Use: medium tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: yellowish-green catkins

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: capsules, light yellow or reddish

Height: to 40 ft.

Width: to 40 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: medium

Soil Requirements: neutral alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3

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