Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Salix scouleriana.
The roots have been used to make baskets. The bark can be twisted into cord and used for making bags and clothes. The branches and the bark can be twisted into a strong rope. The bark has been used for sowing birch bark onto basket frames.Wood - light, soft, close-grained. It has no commercial value, but it is used locally for fuel, charcoal and tool handles.
A poultice of the damp inner bark has been applied to the skin over a broken bone. The shredded inner bark has been used as sanitary napkins to 'heal a woman's insides'. A poultice of the bark and sap has been used in the treatment of bleeding wounds. A decoction of the roots has been used in the treatment of dysentery. A decoction of the branches has been taken by women for several months after giving birth in order to increase the blood flow.The fresh bark of all members of this genus contains salicin, which probably decomposes into salicylic acid (closely related to aspirin) in the human body. This is used as an anodyne and febrifuge.
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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A fast-growing tree in its early years, this species is one of the few willows to naturally develop a single trunk. Although the flowers are produced in catkins early in the year, they are pollinated by bees and other insects rather than by the wind. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. 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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