Feltleaf Willow

Scientific Name: Salix alaxensis (Andersson) Coville

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Magnoliopsida / Dilleniidae / Salicales / Salicaceae / Salix L./ Salix alaxensis (Andersson) Coville

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General Information
Usda SymbolSAAL
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsShrubTree,
Native LocationsSAAL

Plant Guide

Use a soil moisture meter to monitor the soil moisture where Feltleaf Willow is planted.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Moisture UseHigh
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceHigh
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceNone
Fertility RequirementMedium
Fire ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days, Minimum70
Hedge ToleranceNone
pH, Maximum7.5
pH, Minimum5.5
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim11000
Planting Density per Acre, Minim2700
Precipitation, Maximum60
Precipitation, Minimum20
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)16
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F)-43


Shape and OrientationVase
Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureCoarse
Growth FormMultiple Stem
Resprout AbilityYes
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionNo
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)16.0
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (fee16
Growth RateRapid
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo


Vegetative Spread RateSlow
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Small GrainNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedNo
Propagated by CormNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Propagated by CuttingsYes


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Protein PotentialLow
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalLow
Palatable Browse AnimalMedium
Nursery Stock ProductYes
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo
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