The leaves of Crack willow are lanceolate, up to 16 cm (6.3 in) long and 2 - 3 cm (0.8 – 1.2 in) broad. The leaf margins are finely toothed.
The gray-white catkins of willow are 3 - 6 cm (1.2 - 2.4 in) large.
Catkins of many small seeds, dissolve readily in the wind and germinate quickly on the ground.
The branches are thin, flexible and greenish. The yellowish-red buds are elongated and lie on. The buds standing very tight.
pioneer plant, riverbank and embankment planting