Salix pentandra
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Salix pentandra

bay laurel willow

  family salicaceae 
  genus salix 

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Genus  Salix Species  pentandra Variety  Cultivar  Common names  isterpil   bay laurel willow Family  SALICACEAE Specimen number  S8641 Data source  DyePl p68;Frgnt p311;Frgnt p130
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Salix pentandra has mild resinous leaves and flowers. The bark of Bay laurel willow has been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Salix pentandra is known as isterpil in Norwegian. Brown is the most typical color produced by this plant. Willow is used in Norway for dyeing.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant leaves. crushed leaves have the aroma of bay tree Fragrance parts  Leaves   Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Resinous Dye parts  Bark Dye color  brown
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Salix pentandra is thought to originate from Norway, Europe, Europe and Asia.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Salix pentandra is a woody perennial.

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