The Scoulers Willow is a robust member of the willow species that ranges from a medium shrub to small tree, reaching heights from 6-40 feet at maturity. The species is native to Western and Central North America, including Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Northern to Central Manitoba, Northern parts of South Dakota, as well as British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon and parts of Northern California. It is known for its adaptability, strong growing ability and strong root structure, which can enable it to quickly colonize disturbed soils. Branches often form at right angles, are yellowish to dark brown in appearance when young, turning grey with age. Leaves are generally egg-shaped, with tapered bases. Catkin buds develop mid-winter, blooming in late winter to early spring. In the wild, the species is commonly found along forest borders, wetland areas, clearings and mountain drain areas.
The Scouler's Willow prefers course to fine textured soils that are medium to well drained. It prefers wet soil, but is adaptable to moist soils. It prefers full sun exposure, but can adapt to partial shade conditions.
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