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Undergreen Willow (Salix commutata)

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Salix Commutata, or more commonly know as Undergreen Willow, is a shrub with green foliage of the genus Salix. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 3 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Salix Commutata or Undergreen Willow's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Salix
  • Family: Salicaceae
  • Order: Salicales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(NI) 8(OBL) 9(OBL) 0(OBL) A(FAC)
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Thicket Forming
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 20
  • Height Mature (feet): 3
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 120
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1280
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 8
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 51
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 25
  • Bloom Period: Late Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Small Grain: No


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