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Plant Species of the genus Salix

Information about this genus
Name: Salix
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Most members of the genus are fairly adaptable if adequately watered during growth and the soil is well drained, not swampy. Propagate from seed, by layering, or from cuttings, which root easily even up to branch size.
Description: This large and widespread genus in the willow family consists of around 400 species, the majority occurring in the Northern Hemisphere in cold and temperate regions. The genus consists of trees through to creeping shrublets, mostly deciduous, with leaves often lance-shaped and toothed. The small flowers are usually insect pollinated and borne in a catkin, and male and female flowers often appear on separate trees. Fruits are capsular and contain wind-dispersed hairy seeds. Many of the species hybridize easily. Some species have become naturalized in countries such as Australia. Many willows have been widely grown for their timber, used in basketry and cricket bats. The bark has been used medicinally, as it contains salicin, the origin of the now-synthetically produced drug aspirin. Their strong root system, which has made them useful in stabilizing banks from erosion, is a disadvantage in the garden where the roots may invade drains and pipes. Ornamentally they are admired for their attractive form, particularly the weeping species which look good when planted near water; others have striking catkins, and some have colorful stems and leaves. The branches of most species are prone to breaking in strong winds.

Specie Vernacular Zone
acutidens
adenophylla
alba 2?10
alpina 5-9
ambigua
amphibia
amygdaloides 5?10
ancorifera
anglorum
angustata
arbuscula 3-8
arctica 1?8
arguta
atrocinerea
aurita eared willow
babylonica 5?10
balsamifera
bebbiana 2?9
blanda
brownei
candida 6?10
candidula
caprea 5?10
caroliniana coastal plain willow
chlorophylla
cinerea 2?9
coactilis
conformis
conifera
cordata heartleaf willow
crassa
crassijulis
cutleri
denudata
depressa
discolor pussy willow
dubia
ehrhartiana
elaeagnos 4?9
elegantissima
eriocephala 6?10
exigua 2?9
falcata
flavovirens
fluviatilis
fragilis 6?10
fuscata
fuscescens
glatfelteri
glaucophylla
glaucophylloides
gracilis
grisea
harbisonii
hebecarpa
herbacea snowbed willow
hudsonensis
humilis prairie willow
incana
interior 6?10
ivigtutiana
jesupii
ligustrina
livida
longifolia
longipes
longirostris
lucida 2?9
ludoviciana
matsudana corkscrew willow
missouriensis
monica
muehlenbergiana
myricoides bayberry willow
myrsinites
myrtilloides
nelsonii
neoforbesii
nigra 4?10
obovata
occidentalis
oleifolia
pallasii
pedicellaris bog willow
pellita satiny willow
pendulina Wisconsin weeping willow
pennata
pensylvanica
pentandra 5?10
perrostrata
petiolaris meadow willow
phylicifolia 7-9
pitcheriana
planifolia diamondleaf willow
prinoides
purpurea 5?10
purshiana
pychnocarpa
pyrifolia 6?10
recurvata
rigida
rostrata
rubens hybrid crack willow
rubra
Salix 3 boydii 5?9
Salix 3 pendulina 4-9
Salix 3 rubens 6?10
Salix 3 sepulcralis 6?10
Salix ?Flame? 5-9
Salix ?Golden Curls? 4-9
Salix ?Mark Postill? 6?9
Salix acutifolia 5-9
Salix aegyptiaca 6?10
Salix apoda 6-9
Salix bockii 6?10
Salix daphnoides 5?10
Salix fargesii 6?10
Salix glauca 2?9
Salix gracilistyla 6?10
Salix hastata 6?9
Salix helvetica 5-9
Salix hookeriana 6?9
Salix humboldtiana 8?11
Salix irrorata 5?10
Salix koriyanagi 6?10
Salix laevigata 5?10
Salix lanata 2?9
Salix lasiandra 5?10
Salix lasiolepis 5?10
Salix magnifica 7?10
Salix moupinensis 6?10
Salix nakamurana 6?10
Salix repens 5?10
Salix reptans 2?8
Salix reticulata 1?8
Salix retusa 2?9
Salix serpyllifolia 2-8
salomonii
sensitiva
sepulcralis weeping willow
sericea 7?10
seriocarpa
serissima autumn willow
sitchensis
smithiana silky-leaf osier
squamata
starkeana
subsericea
syrticola
torreyana
tortulosa
tristis
uva-ursi 1?8
vagans
viminalis basket willow
vitellina
wardii
wheeleri
wrightii



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