Salix glaucosericea

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Salix glaucosericea Flod.

Salicaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   3

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Salicales

Salix glaucosericea is a shrub.

Naming

Salix glaucosericea was described by Björn Gustaf Oscar Floderus. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Salix glaucosericea is a species in the genus Salix which contains approximately 456 to 795 species and belongs to the family of the Salicaceae (Willow Family). The type species of the genus is Salix alba.

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 75 to 125 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Salix glaucosericea is deciduous. The yellow-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Salix glaucosericea produces spikes of cup-shaped flowers from June to July.

The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Salix glaucosericea is native to France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the Alps.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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