|Salix lucida subsp. var.||Shiny willow|
It is a deciduous large shrub or small tree growing to 4–11 m tall. The shoots are greenish-brown to grey-brown. The leaves are narrow elliptic to lanceolate, 4–17 cm long and 1-3.5 cm broad, glossy dark green above, usually glaucous green below, hairless or thinly hairy. The flowers are yellow catkins 1–9 cm long, produced in late spring after the leaves emerge.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Salix lucida, Muhl. Shrub or low bushy tree, 6-15 ft. high: branches yellowish brown and highly polished: buds large, flattened, and recurved at the apex: lvs. large, broadly lanceolate-acuminate, serrate, dark green, shining above: aments large, appearing with the lvs.; scale pale green, deciduous; stamens 4-5; ovary pedicelled, rather obtuse, glabrous. E. N. Amer.—A beautiful plant, deserving of more extensive cult.
Pests and diseases
- Salix lucida subsp. lucida. Shining Willow. Newfoundland west to eastern Saskatchewan, and south to Maryland and South Dakota.
- Salix lucida subsp. lasiandra (Benth.) E.Murray (syn. S. lasiandra Benth.). Pacific Willow. Alaska east to Northwest Territory, and south to California and New Mexico.
- Salix lucida subsp. caudata (Nutt.) E.Murray. Whiplash Willow. Interior western North America from eastern British Columbia south to eastern California and Nevada. Included in subsp. lasiandra by some authors.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Germplasm Resources Information Network: Salix lucida
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jepson Flora: Salix lucida
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Plants of British Columbia: Salix lucida
- ↑ Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: Salix lucida
- ↑ Bean, W. J. (1980). Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles 8th ed., vol. 4. John Murray ISBN 0-7195-2428-8.
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963