Salix cuttings

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cohan
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Hoy wrote:

If anybody wants seed or cuttings of S reticulata, myrsinites, lanata or herbacea tell me!

;D

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mark McD
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Hello Mark B, a belated welcome to the NARGS Forum.  

I have killed many Salix species, invariably losing them to too hot and dry conditions.  I bought three small potted Salix from Harvey Wrightman in 2010, plunged the pots into the ground until I had a good spot for them, two of them died over the summer :-\  In one of the far corners of my property where hoses don't reach, I believe my very old plant of yezoalpina (Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina) succumbed to the record-breaking drought of 2010.

One dwarf carpeting Salix however, has done extraordinarily well, to the point it is spreading far and wide consuming a garden path forcing me to "willow walk" to reach a garden shed, it one that goes around as S. hylematica. This Asian alpine species has gone through several name changes over the years, sold by Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery, but fairly common in nurseries now as S. hylematica.  It is listed in Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal, this is Himalayan species, also found in Bhutan, 2600-4500 m.
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=242425183

It has shiny, soft narrow leaves, and a profusion of little reddish catkins.  The photos show this species, originally planted at the top of a small embankment held back with rocks, but it has draped itself down the enbankment and flourishes with the extra moisture found in the low flatter areas of garden paths.  Since these photos were taken, it has reached raised garden beds on the opposite sides, so this year I'll need to take a spade and lop off the last 2'-3' of its periphery.  Since it roots as it goes, I'm sure I'll way more "starts" of this salix than needed.  For what it is worth, it stands up to foot traffic quite well.

Looking at photos of S. hylematica and S. lindleyana, they seem rather similar, and I wonder if they might be mixed up in horticulture.

Salix hylematica:

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

I looked at pics on the web just now, and I see what you mean, Mark, about the similarity.  But the S. lindleyana that I remember had very closely spaced intenodes, and consequently leaves were more tightly packed than any of those images.  The plant never bloomed for me, and it was circa 2005 when it died from heat and drought.  I don't even have a record of where I got if from, let alone any digital photos.  Maybe it wasn't lindleyana after all...  ???

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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cohan wrote:

Hoy wrote:

If anybody wants seed or cuttings of S reticulata, myrsinites, lanata or herbacea tell me!

;D

Haven't forgotten you, Cohan. In fact I had a bagfull of seeds last summer but forgot to send it in time :-\

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Hoy wrote:

cohan wrote:

Hoy wrote:

If anybody wants seed or cuttings of S reticulata, myrsinites, lanata or herbacea tell me!

;D

Haven't forgotten you, Cohan. In fact I had a bagfull of seeds last summer but forgot to send it in time :-\

Gee, who does that remind me of!  ;D There are  a few things I harvested this year, that I'm just not sure of the location of  :-[

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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cohan wrote:

Gee, who does that remind me of!  ;D

Anybody I know?   ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Hoy wrote:

cohan wrote:

Gee, who does that remind me of!  ;D

Anybody I know?   ;)

;)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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