BLACKSKIN (Salix myrsinifolia)
Blackskin willow is one of the most striking and unique willows we’ve seen. Very vigorous, growing five-to-nine feet each year making it great for basketry as well as living structures. The deep black color of the bark makes it an excellent addition to your basket willow garden or any winter interest garden. Rods dry deep-red to nearly black and provide great contrast in weaving projects. If not coppiced Blackskin Willow will become a large shrub or tree up to 25 feet all. USDA Hardiness: zone 4.
Latin Name: Salix myrsinifolia
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Self-rooted
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Size at Maturity: 8-25 ft.
Bloom Time: April
USDA Zone: 4