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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Salix scouleriana Barratt ex Hook.
Scouler's willow
SASC

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 30
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 50.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 3000
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 7000
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 11
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 40
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 180   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Contracting Only   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Spring   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 6500000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal High
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 02/26/2021 09:42 PM CST