Salix x tetrapla

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Salix x tetrapla Walk. ex K.Koch

Salicaceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: oblanceolate

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
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Salix x tetrapla is a subshrub.

Contents

Naming

Taxonomy

Salix x tetrapla 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 subshrubs reach heights of 20 to 40 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Salix x tetrapla is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are oblanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Salix x tetrapla produces cup-shaped flowers that are arranged in spikes.

The subshrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

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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