The black willow has elongated green leaves and dark brown to black, deeply-furrowed bark. The tiny yellowish-green flowers that appear in catkins in the spring provide nectar for bees and other pollinators.
Size and Light Requirements
Growing best in full sun to part shade, the black willow can grow to a height of 50 feet in an urban setting.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.