Willow Tree - Salix caroliniana - Native Butterfly Host and Nectar Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm

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Willow Tree, Coastal Plain Willow, Carolina Willow

Salix caroliniana

Plant Type: Perennial tree/shrub

Zones: 6-10

Height: 20-30 ft.

Light Requirements: Part shade to full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Grows well in a variety of soil types, prefers consistently moist soil, can grow in standing water

Propagation: By cuttings and seeds

Host Plant: Mourning Cloak, Viceroy, Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly, and Cecropia Moth

Nectar Plant: Butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to small cream-colored blooms in the spring.

Plant Willow Tree in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle!


A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm