One of the world's largest willows when mature, black willow is so-named for its dark ebony bark.

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About Black willow

Black Willow is a common tree that is found in every county of Illinois (see Distribution Map), where it is native.

Habitats include bottomland woodlands that are prone to regular flooding, swamps, riverbanks and low areas along rivers, borders of lakes, gravelly seeps, and seasonal wetlands that dry out during the summer.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ceylon Homalium, Kalladamba, liyan, mukki,Salix nigra
Maximum Reachable Height 30.00 to 60.00 feet
Flower Colour black willow
Bloom Time March to April
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Black willow care

Black Willow prefers full or partial sun and wet to moist conditions. This tree adapts readily to a wide range of soil types, but it is more typical of heavy soil containing some clay or gravel, rather than sand. Black Willow grows rapidly, but it is rather short-lived. Because of its soft wood, this tree is prone to storm damage, and its widely spreading roots can clog water and sewer lines.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium to wet
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature freezing
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Black willow special feature

Birds eat the catkins, and other animals eat the bark and twigs. It is well-adapted to streamsides and is planted to reduce erosion.

Black willow uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Black willow provides some of the only economically important wood in the willow genus (Salix)
  • The light but sturdy wood was once used for making artificial limbs, and is still used for fashioning boxes and making pulp

Medicinal Use:

  • It can be used to alleviate sleeplessness, poor appetite and muscular pain

Culinary Use:

  • Many willows (Salix species) have bitter-tasting bark that contains derivatives of salicylic acid, the main compound in aspirin

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Black willow ?

Black willow is commonly known as Ceylon Homalium, Kalladamba, liyan, mukki,Salix nigra

How tall do Black willow grow?

On average Black willow grows 30.00 to 60.00 feet

What color are Black willow ?

A Black willow plant bears flowers of color black willow

When Black willow blooms?

With enough light, Black willow may produce black willow flowers in March to April

How hard is Black willow to grow?

A Black willow is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Black willow need?

A Black willow prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Black willow need?

A Black willow prefers watering Medium to wet

What kind of soil does a Black willow need?

A Black willow prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Black willow like?

A Black willow prefers freezing

How often should I fertilize my Black willow ?

To encourage Black willow growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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Sunday, 20 October 2019

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