- Minimum Purchase:
- 50 units
Usefulness in landscaping
These trees are often used for the flexibility and lightness of their wood. It was once used for artificial limbs as it does not splinter easily. It is still used today for crates and boxes. In your landscape however it can do many beneficial things for your garden. The bark and the leaves have great healing power for Rheumatism. From the bark, salicylic acid is extracted and used for the basic ingredient for aspirin. The root of the tree is also powerful in healing patients with malaria and babesiosis. The tree is very useful in erosion protection as it flood resistant and herbivore resistant. If your soil in your garden has toxins in it, the Swamp Willow tree with suck it up and take it in, relieving your soil of the toxin. The toxins are then dissipated through the leaves of the tree. In season it one of the first trees that the honey bees go to for pollen.
The Swamp Willow is dark brown to black in the bark, and it forks near the bottom of the bark. The shoots of the tree are very slender and vary from green, brown, yellow, or purple. The foliage buds are 2-4 millimeters long, with one pointed reddish-brown bud scale. The leaves can be 2-6 inches long with either a shiny or light green on one or both sides. It will grow greenish-yellow flowers in the spring as new leaves appear. The tiny fruit is a 5-millimeter capsule size that splits when mature and spills the seeds out.