The lanceolate leaves of the Silver willow are tomentose on both sides and are up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. The leaf margin is finely serrated.
The gray-white catkins of willow are 3 - 6 cm (1.2 - 2.4 in) large.
Catkins from small seeds, gray-green in color.
The branches are thin, flexible and yellow - reddish brown. The buds are red-brown and lie on the branch.
pioneer plant, riverbank area