Salix × subalpina Forbes

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Salix × subalpina' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/salix/salix-x-subalpina/). Accessed 2020-09-25.

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Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Salix × subalpina' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/salix/salix-x-subalpina/). Accessed 2020-09-25.

This, a hybrid between S. elaeagnos and S. repens, is said by Forbes (Salictum Woburnense, t. 93) to have been introduced from Switzerland. It is a low shrub of rather neat habit, branches ascending, downy, and retaining their down till the second year. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, usually tapered about equally at each end, 1 to 212 in. long, 14 to 58 in. wide, margins decurved; not or very slightly toothed towards the apex, bright green and downy (especially at first) above, permanently grey and woolly beneath; stalk 16 in. or less long. In his original description Forbes mentions having only seen the male. Catkins 1 to 114 in. long, slender, yellow.

As remarked in previous editions, the plants cultivated at Kew and Cambridge were also male; most probably they originated by vegetative propagation from the Woburn plant. But Forbes’ name is accepted as the valid one for hybrids between S. elaeagnos and S. repens, which occur occasionally in the wild.

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