Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, November to February in a sheltered outdoor bed or planted straight into their permanent position and given a good weed-suppressing mulch. Very easy. Plant into their permanent positions in the autumn.Cuttings of half-ripe wood, June to August in a frame. Very easy.
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Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. Although the flowers are produced in catkins early in the year, they are pollinated by bees and other insects rather than by the wind. A hybrid of garden origin, probably involving S. atrocinerea x S. purpurea x S. viminalis. Only female forms of this hybrid are known, but occasional male flowers are produced in the lower scales. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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|Belongs to family||Salicaceae +|
|Belongs to genus||Salix +|
|Has binomial name||Salix 'Forbiana' +|
|Has drought tolerance||Intolerant +|
|Has fertility type||Self sterile + and Bees +|
|Has flowers of type||Dioecious +|
|Has growth rate||Vigorous +|
|Has lifecycle type||Perennial +|
|Has search name||salix 'forbiana' +|
|Has shade tolerance||No shade +|
|Has soil ph preference||Acid + and Neutral +|
|Has soil texture preference||Sandy +, Loamy +, Clay + and Heavy clay +|
|Has sun preference||Full sun +|
|Has taxonomic rank||Species +|
|Has taxonomy name||Salix 'Forbiana' +|
|Has water requirements||high +|
|Is deciduous or evergreen||Deciduous +|
|Is herbaceous or woody||Woody +|
|Is taxonomy type||Species +|
|PFAF cultivation notes migrated||No +|
|PFAF edible use notes migrated||No +|
|PFAF material use notes migrated||No +|
|PFAF medicinal use notes migrated||No +|
|PFAF propagation notes migrated||No +|
|PFAF toxicity notes migrated||Yes +|
|Tolerates nutritionally poor soil||No +|
|Uses mature size measurement unit||Meters +|