SelecTree: Tree Detail

Salix × blanda

General Notes

Needs ample water. Resistant to borers and blight.

Native to North America.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Salicaceae


Salix × pendulina var. blanda
Salix 'Blanda'

Tree Characteristics

Erect, Spreading or Weeping with a High Canopy.

Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 feet.

Width: 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Blue Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Brown Capsule, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Light Green, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Twigs.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Borer and Blight and Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Caterpillars and Spider Mites, Anthracnose, Willow Blight, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Rust and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Weak.

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Salix × blanda Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 24, 2018.
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