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Silver Leaf Willow vs Hardy Banana

Salix alba sericea

Musa basjoo

Silver Leaf Willow
Hardy Banana

Native to North America, Silver Leaf Willow has orangish bark and long, silvery grey leaves. Bees and other insects are attracted to its flowers.

Popular as an ornamental tree for parks, it is also used as a shelterbelt species. It may not be as cold hardy as some of the other willow varieties, however.

The Hardy Banana is a fast-growing evergreen perennial that dies down to the ground each year. A stunning tropical-looking accent for your yard and patio, the Japanese Fiber Banana can be overwintered outdoors in several northern U.S. states and southern Canadian regions. In northern regions, you can bring this plant inside and leave it in your garage. If you enjoy Mexican cuisine, you can use the leaves to make tamales.



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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: large cream to yellow
Bark: yellow-brown
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: long
Life span: short
Maintenance: high
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

Other Names: white willow
Other Names: japanese banana, japanese fibre banana

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes