Salix humilis

prairie willow, dwarf willow


wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Background shrub.
Considerations: Fast growing, short-lived.
Propagation: Cuttings.
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Circum-neutral


wildlife plant  
Early season food for some wildlife. Also valuable to native bees.
Native Habitats: Swamps, stream banks, sand and gravel bars, ditches, wet thickets.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: