Yewleaf Willow (Salix taxifolia)


Salix Taxifolia, or more commonly know as Yewleaf Willow, is a tree with gray-green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Salix. It has a height of 40 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Salix Taxifolia or Yewleaf Willow's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Salix
  • Family: Salicaceae
  • Order: Salicales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC+ FACW-
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 6(FAC+) 7(FACW-)
  • Allelopath: No
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Gray-Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 50
  • Height Mature (feet): 40
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 207
  • pH (Minimum): 5
  • pH (Maximum): 8.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 640
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 320
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 11
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 33
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 20
  • Bloom Period: Late Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Small Grain: No

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