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Coyote Willow, Sandbar Willow, Basket Willow, Gray Willow, Narrow-leaf Willow, Slender Willow, Acequia Willow
Salix exigua


Coyote willow grows near water sources of wooded mountains from 4000 feet to 7000 feet or sometimes on desert grasslands of West Texas, New Mexico, California, British Columbia, Oklahoma and Mexico. Its spreading branches bear lanceolate leaves which are smooth and grey-green above and have white hairs on the lower surface. The variety stenophylla which occurs in West Texas has very narrow leaves with more dense, silvery pubescence.

Plant Habit or Use: medium shrub
large shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: yellow

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: capsule

Height: 12 feet, sometimes to 25 feet

Width: 5 to 8 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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