Goodding’s willow (Salix gooddingii)

Native: Southwestern United States.

General Notes:

Salix gooddingii in Red Bluff, Tehema County is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 85 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 162 inches and a crown spread of 75 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Rounded or Umbrella
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Lanceolate to Linear, Medium to Light Green, Bronze or Gold
  • Height: 15 - 25 feet.
  • Width: 15 - 25 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit: Brown Capsule, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer.
  • Bark: Black or Dark Brown, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderate in Leaf,  Moderate out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 7 - 9 and 14 – 17, USDA Hardiness 6 - 10.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Verticillium.
  • Susceptible: Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars and Spider Mites, Anthracnose, Willow Blight, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Rust and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Weak.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy

Source:

SelecTree. "Salix gooddingii Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 1, 2018.
​< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/salix-gooddingii >

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