Hooker’s Willow

Salix hookeriana
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: sxwelu’elhp
  • Description: Deciduous tree growing up to 8 m tall. Flowers are borne in catkins, branches are flexible, and leaves are oval with soft, wooly undersides.
  • Habitat: Wet sites, including coastal bluffs, swamps, and dunes.
  • Pair with: Hardhack, salmonberry, red alder, Pacific ninebark, red-osier dogwood.
  • Fun Fact: This willow is also known as “dune willow” because it is frequently found growing in coastal sand dunes. Unlike the more common Scouler’s willow, this species has hairy leaves and is limited to wet sites.

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