Black Willow - Salix nigra

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Black Willow.

Black Willows are deciduous trees that can remain small and shrub like but can also grow to be as much as 50 or more feet high. Grows naturally in wet soil along streams and can help control erosion. Native to much of the US.


Black Willow is a Host Plant for Viceroys, Red-Spotted Purples

Viceroys and Red-Spotted Purples use various species of Willows as host plants, including Salix exigua and Black Willow (Salix nigra).


Where to buy a Black Willow

Local nurseries may sell it, or you can order in from the Nature Hills Nursery web site. You can read more information about them on the Nature Hills Nursery site to either order, read more detailed information about Black Willow trees or see more detailed pricing information. Or order by calling 1-888-864-7663 using the Source ID: 86642!


How to Propagate Black Willow

Can be started from cuttings fairly easily (at least that is what I am told!).


The Salicaceae/Willow Family

The Willow family is made up of trees and shrubs, of about 350 total species. The genus Salix tends to grow in wet soil. Many willows can be used to help prevent soil erosion.



Additional Pictures

Black Willow from a distance.




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