Willow Tree - Salix caroliniana - Native Butterfly Host and Nectar Plant
Willow Tree, Coastal Plain Willow, Carolina Willow
Plant Type: Perennial tree/shrub
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!