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Scientific Name: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra
Pronunciation: SAY-licks loo-sih-duh subspecies las-ee-AN-druh
Common Name: Pacific willow
Family Name: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Multi-stemmed deciduous tree to 8 m; leaves lanceolate to elliptical, 15 cm, finely serrate, upper surface shiny to glossy, glabrous, stipules present; Winter ID: twigs glabrous, glossy, yellow to brown, buds adpressed, about 6 mm long, and look like yellow duckbills.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:10 - 15m
Spread:5 - 7m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google. There are over 50 species of willow in BC and most have highly variable leaf morphology (require female catkins and fruit to confirm ID).
Pacific willow
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Acute
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Apr

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green, Olive
Leaf Bud Type: Valvate
Leaf Scar Shape:Crescent shaped
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae, Stipule, leafy

Propagation: Cuttings, Layering
Plant Care:
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