Please donate to support our ‘Plants to Save the Planet’ Project. The Project is directed at enabling designers of ‘carbon farms’ and ‘food forests’: agroecosystems of perennial plants, to choose the most appropriate plants for their requirements and site conditions. We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. More >>>

Follow Us:

 

Salix 'Americana' - .

Common Name
Family Salicaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range A hybrid species, S. eriocephala x S. petiolaris[199].
Edibility Rating    (0 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care
Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun
Salix


Salix

 

Translate this page:

Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Salix 'Americana' is a deciduous Tree.
It is not frost tender. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). and is pollinated by Bees. The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay and nutritionally poor soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

UK Hardiness Map US Hardiness Map

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy; Secondary;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.
Anodyne  Febrifuge

The fresh bark of all members of this genus contains salicin[226], which probably decomposes into salicylic acid (closely related to aspirin) in the human body[213]. This is used as an anodyne and febrifuge[226].

Our new book Edible Shrubs is now available.

Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species. They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions. Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil.

Read More

Edible Shrubs Book

Other Uses

Basketry

The stems are very flexible and are used in basket making[11, 199]. The plant is usually coppiced annually when grown for basket making, though it is possible to coppice it every two years if thick poles are required as uprights.

Special Uses

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils, including wet, ill-drained or intermittently flooded soils[1, 11], but prefers a damp, heavy soil in a sunny position[200]. Rarely thrives on chalk[200]. Tolerates poor soils[199]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. Although the flowers are produced in catkins early in the year, they are pollinated by bees and other insects rather than by the wind[11]. This hybrid is a male clone[11]. Cultivated as a basket willow in Europe[11]. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].

Temperature Converter

Type a value in the Celsius field to convert the value to Fahrenheit:

Fahrenheit:

image

The PFAF Bookshop

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Book titles include Edible Plants, Edible Perennials, Edible Trees, and Woodland Gardening. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

Shop Now

Propagation

Seed - must be surface sown as soon as it is ripe in late spring. It has a very short viability, perhaps as little as a few days. Sow the seed in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, November to February in a sheltered outdoor bed or planted straight into their permanent position and given a good weed-suppressing mulch. Very easy. Plant into their permanent positions in the autumn. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, June to August in a frame. Very easy.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Salix acutifoliaSharp-Leaf WillowShrub10.0 4-8  LMHNMWe12 
Salix aegyptiaca Shrub4.0 5-9  LMHNMWe12 
Salix alaxensisFeltleaf WiillowTree10.0 3-7  LMHNMWe12 
Salix albaWhite WillowTree25.0 2-8 FLMHNMWe13 
Salix alba caeruleaCricket Bat WillowTree25.0 - FLMHNMWe13 
Salix alba vitellinaGolden WillowTree20.0 - FLMHNMWe13 
Salix amygdaloidesPeach Leaved WillowTree20.0 4-8 FLMHNMWe02 
Salix appendiculata Shrub6.0 6-9  LMHNMWe12 
Salix arenaria Shrub1.0 5-9  LMHNMWe12 
Salix atrocinereaRusty Sallow, large gray willowTree10.0 -  LMHNMWe03 
Salix auritaEared SallowShrub2.5 4-8  LMHNDMWe02 
Salix babylonicaWeeping Willow, Babylon Weeping WillowTree12.0 6-9 FLMHNMWe13 
Salix bakko Tree0.0 -  LMHNMWe12 
Salix bebbianaBeak Willow, Bebb WillowShrub7.0 3-7 FLMHNMWe02 
Salix bonplandianaSauce, Bonpland willowTree10.0 9-11 FLMHNMWe004
Salix 'Bowles hybrid' Tree5.0 - FLMHNMWe12 
Salix brachycarpashortfruit willowShrub1.4 4-8  LMHNMWe12 
Salix capreaGoat Willow, Kilmarnock Willow, Pink Pussy Willow, Pussy WillowTree10.0 4-9 FLMHSNDMWe12 
Salix chaenomeloidesJapanese Pussy WillowTree6.0 6-8 FLMHNMWe12 
Salix cinereaGrey Willow, Large gray willowShrub5.0 2-7  LMHNMWe03 
Salix commutataundergreen willowShrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNMWe12 
Salix daphnoidesViolet Willow, Daphne willowTree10.0 4-8 FLMHNMWe12 
Salix decipiens Tree0.0 -  LMHNMWe12 
Salix eriocephalaMissouri Willow, Missouri River willowShrub4.0 5-9  LMHNMWe02 
Salix exiguaCoyote Willow, Narrowleaf willowTree9.0 0-0  LMHNMWe12 
Salix fluviatilisRiver WillowTree7.0 3-7  LMHNMWe02 
Salix 'Forbiana' Shrub0.0 - FLMHNMWe12 
Salix fragilisCrack WillowTree15.0 4-8 FLMHNMWe13 
Salix gilgianaWillowShrub0.0 0-0 FLMHNMWe12 
123

 

Print Friendly and PDF

Expert comment

Author

.

Botanical References

11

Links / References

For a list of references used on this page please go here

Readers comment

Roy Max Dalrymple   Sun Feb 18 2007

Can you tell me to what altitude true willows will grow? I'm thining of moving to 4300 feeet and want to know if I can take willows Than you. Max Dalrymple roymax@cox.net

QR Code

What's this?

This is a QR code (short for Quick Response) which gives fast-track access to our website pages. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. This QR Code is unique to this page. All plant pages have their own unique code. For more information about QR Codes click here.

1. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

2. Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from.

3. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.org website on their phone.

Add a comment

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at admin@pfaf.org. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

* Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Subject : Salix 'Americana'  
All the information contained in these pages is Copyright (C) Plants For A Future, 1996-2012.
Plants For A Future is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Charity No. 1057719, Company No. 3204567,
Web Design & Management
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified (but some can). Please view the copyright link for more information.