A shrub like willow that grows in thickets ranging from 6 to 20 feet tall. Distinctive grayish-green leaves that are 2 to 4 inches long, relatively narrow, which taper to a point at either end. The underside of the leaves have soft hairs that appear as a white powder. Coyote willow is suitable for use along streambanks and bottomlands throughout eastern Washington at lower to mid-elevations. This is a good conservation species because of it’s thicket-forming growth habitats that spread via underground stems, making it a good soil stabilizing species.