Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
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This medium-sized to large tree from Europe is a rare escape from cultivation in North Carolina. White Willow is easy to recognize by the very white undersides of its narrow leaves.
Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., VA 7/13/07.
The bark has interlacing narrow ridges.
USDA PLANTS database
Virginia Tech Dendrology
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