| Yewleaf Willow, Yew Willow|
Yewleaf Willow is a rather rare tree that grows along streams and dry streambeds at elevations of 4,000 to 5,000 feet in the Trans-Pecos region of west Texas. Its small leaves resemble the leaves of the true yew (Taxus spp.). That and the fact that they have a silvery gray cast make it easy to distinguish Yewleaf Willow from other willows, whose leaves are large and bright green. Branches are short and divaricate, forming a broad open crown.
Plant Habit or Use: medium tree
Flower Color: yellowish, small catkins
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: capsules, reddish-brown
Height: to 50 ft.
Width: to 50 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: medium
Soil Requirements: acid neutral