Common Osier

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 Salix viminalis subsp. var.  Common Osier, Osier Willow, Hemp willow
Common Osier foliage
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 8 ft to 20 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring
Exposure: sun
Water: wet, moist
Features: flowers
Hidden fields, interally pass variables to right place
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USDA Zones: 4 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features:
Salicaceae > Salix viminalis var. ,

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Salix viminalis. Osier Willow. A shrub or small tree, 10-20 ft. high: branches slender and straight: lvs. linear-lanceolate, beautifully silvery, 4-10 in. long; margins revolute, entire: aments appearing before the lvs., golden yellow. Eu., Asia.—Grown for basket material, for the production of which the plants are cut near the ground every year.

Var. gmelinii, Anderss. (var. songarica, Regel). Fls. with the lvs.; ovary sessile, obtuse with a short and thick style and long stigmas. Russia, N. and Cent. Asia.

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