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Illinois Native Plant Guide - Peachleaf Willow - Pages 124-125

Illinois Native Plant Guide

Peachleaf Willow
Salix amygdaloides

Preferred Water Depth and Inundation Tolerance

Sedge meadow species. Species tolerates 0-18 inches inundation for short periods.

Wildlife Value

Provides cover and nesting habitat for songbirds, marsh birds, amphibians, and reptiles.


Used in upper shoreline zones and for streambank stabilization.

Availability, Establishment, and Maintenance

  • Root by cuttings.
  • Limited availability from commercial vendors.

Peachleaf Willow
Salix amygdaloides

Mature Height
Up to 40 feetPeachleaf Willow

Plant Type
Deciduous shrub

Indicator Status
Facultative Wet

Not available

Nutrient Load Tolerance
Low to moderate

Salt Tolerance

Siltation Tolerance
Low to moderate

Flowering Color and Time
April to June

Light Preference
Partial to full sun

Seeding Rate
Not applicable

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