Salix taxifolia, or Yewleaf Willow, is a desert tree that grows between 5 and 50 ft tall.  These willows have the smallest leaves of any willow and short catkins. They can be found in floodplains, gravelly arroyos, and washes between 1000 and 6000 ft in elevation. Yewleaf willows are larval hosts for multiple species of butterfly and their leaves provide forage for wildlife. Medium to high water needs. Plant in full sun.

Yewleaf Willow, Salix taxifolia

  • 1000-6000'