Coyote Willow, Narrow-leaf Willow

Salix exigua

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
NA
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
9500
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
NA
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
NA
NOTES:
strong survival rate planting dormant “pole” cuttings. difficult to propagate by seed, seeds do not store well, requires saturated soil conditions (access to a water table) to establish
Citations:
Bentrup & Hoag 1998, Monson et al. 2004, Slovlin 1984, Otterbreit & St&iford 1992