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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Plant Details

Plant type

Shrub

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

New Construction

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Yellow White

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
4 Feet
Mature width
4 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
8 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant

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