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Salix lasiandra

General Notes

A large multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Tolerates seasonal flooding. Known to sucker. Recommended for restoration and bank stabilization projects. Easily propagated.

Native to Western and Southwestern United States including California.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

A Salix lasiandra in Hayward is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 65 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 152 inches and a crown spread of 62 feet.

Family: Salicaceae


Salix lucida subsp. lasiandra
Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 45 feet.

Width: 10 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Oblanceolate, Glossy Dark Green, Yellow, Deciduous.

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

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

Bark Brown, Furrowed or Rough.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9, 14 - 17 and 22 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 1 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, 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.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian or Screen, Bank Stabilization, Windbreaks.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Salix lasiandra Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 17, 2018.
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