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Planted at Mount Vernon


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    Yellow willows are often used as hedges and screens. They can be repeatedly cut down to encourage a bushy habit which shows off their flashy golden stems.

    Latin Name

    Salix alba var. vitellina


    Family

    Salicaceae


    Also Known As

    Golden Willow


    Type of Plant

    Tree
    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Winter

    Specifications

    Max Height: 70'
    Max Spread: 50'

    Uses

  • Hedge
  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Erosion
  • Clay Soil

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Northern Africa, and Central Asia


    History

    In December of 1787, Washington sent a bundle of cuttings of the golden willow to George Weedon.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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