This map shows the winter minimum temperature suitability of this crop in the state of Illinois.
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Salix pentandra

Common Name(s): Bay willow; laurel willow
Family: Salicaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120
Precipitation: 15 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -38° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium fine; deep, damp heavy soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Intermediate
Northern US. Not frost tender. Prefers acid soils. Cold hardy. Low drought, no salt tolerances.
Pythium, Sclerotinia, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Fuel - biomass, Material - tannin, Environ. - ornamental, Honey - , Material - dyestuffs


Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, Europe
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