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Salix scouleriana

Salix scouleriana Salix scouleriana Salix scouleriana

Photo Locations: Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park - Berkeley, CA

General Notes

Drought tolerant at high elevations.

Native to Western North America.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Salicaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 60 years.

Leaves Oblanceolate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.

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

Gray Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.

Bark Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Ridged or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 6.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria, Willow Blight, Rust and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian or Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Salix scouleriana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
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