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Alaska Bog Willow (Salix fuscescens)

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Salix Fuscescens, or more commonly know as Alaska Bog Willow, is a subshrub shrub with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Salix. It has a height of 20 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is year round and blooms during summer. Salix Fuscescens or Alaska Bog Willow's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the state of Alaska.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Salix
  • Family: Salicaceae
  • Order: Salicales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub
  • Native Status: AK (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: A(FACW)
  • Active Growth Period: Year Round
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Moderate
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 30
  • Height Mature (feet): 20
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Irregular
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: None
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 120
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1280
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Bloom Period: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Year Round
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Year Round
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed Spread Rate: Rapid
  • Small Grain: No


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