Widely adapted, fast growing trees that tolerate wet ground. Willow trees make for beautiful specimens in the landscape, especially Weeping Willows. Pacific Willows can make a good hedge, for a windbreak and for stabilizing stream banks.
Pacific Willow (Salix lasiandra) Fast growing wetland tree with black bark on older specimens. Leaves are long and narrow, shiny dark green. 20'-60' x 30'. Good for stabilizing banks.
Curls Golden Weeping Willow (Salix matsudana) Twisted, spiraling branches in all directions. Interesting winter effect, branches used in floral arrangements. Can be maintained as a shrub or grown as a tree, becoming 30 ft. or more tall. Hardy to -20° F.
Scarlet Curls Willow (Salix sp.) Similar to Golden Weeping Curls Willow except that the golden curled branches turn bright red after a frost. For floral arrangements, prune hard every year and grow as a shrub. Otherwise can grow quickly to 30 feet. Zone 5.
Golden Weeping Willow (Salix alba tristris) Vigorous, spreading, widely adapted, ornamental, tolerates wet ground. Hardy to -40° F.