name botanical:Salix fragilis
family:Willow family (Salicaceae)
height:up to 20 m (66 ft)
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.
bark:The bark is smooth white-gray, later fissured gray to black-gray.
root:Shallow-rooting-plant, far reaching roots
location:Sun to slight shade
soil:sandy to loamy to loamy strong, loving moist sites
ph value:acidic to alkaline
pioneer plant, riverbank and embankment planting