Salix humilis

Common name: Prairie Willow

Native plant

Prairie Willow is a dwarf willow found on moist to somewhat drier sites. Fall color is yellow. This plant is a classic savanna shrub in that it creates colonies. I have watched this plant get burned several times, and the colony just keeps getting larger. As a matter of observation, I believe true savanna shrubs depend on fire or grazing to form colonies. The outside edge of the colony is damaged by fire while the inside part of the colony is protected and continues to flower and fruit.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period



New construction

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing

General information

Mature height
4 Feet
Mature width
4 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
8 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Yellow White
Fall color

Additional information

Butterfly host plant

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