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Salix laevigata Bebb
Polished willow, Red willow
USDA Symbol: SALA3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A 10-40 ft. tree or shrub with narrow, light-green leaves and red-brown to yellowish twigs. Catkins occur on short, leafy, lateral stems.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
AZ , CA , NV , OR , UT Native Distribution:
Cismontane CA to s. UT & AZ Native Habitat:
Stream banks below 5000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Various moist to wet soils.
Conditions Comments: Good for steam stabilization. Works in seasonally wet spots.
Willows are among the easiest of all plants to root from cuttings. Stem
and root cuttings are used. Propagation is also accomplished by sowing fresh, untreated seed onto a moist seedbed. Seed viability lasts only a few days. Seed Collection:
Not Available Seed Treatment:
No treatment is necessary. Commercially Avail:
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff