Sandbar Willow is a medium sized native suckering shrub, 3-20′ tall, found along river banks and water bodies. Prefers sandy soils, will aggressively spread from the originating site. Looks very similar to willow trees but tends to be more upright and sparse.
Will develop into large colonies and crowd out other plants. Deer will eat the leaves and nesting birds use the numerous branches for shelter. Their root systems increase water leaking potential and create high evaporation rates.
Chemical control is effective if growth reaches nuisance levels. After a treatment the woody branches and trunk remain intact.