Otisco - 20 inch Cutting

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Otisco (Salix viminalis x S. miyabeana) is a high yielding shrub willow cultivar suitable for mechanical planting, harvesting, and post-harvest processing. It has a upright, rapid growth habit and can be harvested every 3 to 4 years.


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Fact Sheet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4
Year Released 1999
Willow Uses Biomass
Attributes Otisco (Salix viminalis x S. miyabeana) is a high yielding shrub willow cultivar suitable for mechanical planting, harvesting, and post-harvest processing. It has a upright, rapid growth habit and can be harvested every 3 to 4 years.
Mature Height 15-20 feet
Mature Width 3-5 ft crown spread at 3 years when grown at 2 x 3 ft spacing
Growth Rate Rapid growing
Conditions Adaptable to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions
Foliage Green oblong leaves, typically 3-4 in. long, 0.5 to 1 in. wide with foliage April-Oct in Zone 5
Bark Grey-Orange when young, turning yellow-green with slightly cracked bark with age; red-orange buds in winter
Flowering Male, early spring
Polination No seeds produced
Propagation Roots easily from dormant stem cuttings
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