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Image of Salix viminalis (Sauce mimbre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Salix viminalis

IX, Parque Nacional Conguillo, Chile
Altitude: 300-1250 m. 02 15, 2006

 

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Species:  Salix viminalis L
Family:  Salicaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Salicales
Chilean Name:  Sauce mimbre
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German Name: 
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Record:  0616
About 4 Salix in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 4 Salicaceae in Chile and 4 in our data base.

 

Industrial Use   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
   Shrub     

Foreign    Frequent

Height: 3 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Salix viminalis (Sauce mimbre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Salix viminalis

IX, Parque Nacional Conguillo, Chile
Altitude: 300-1250 m. 02 15, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Salix viminalis (Sauce mimbre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Salix viminalis

IX, Parque Nacional Conguillo, Chile
Altitude: 300-1250 m. 02 15, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Salix viminalis (Sauce mimbre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Salix viminalis

IX, Parque Nacional Conguillo, Chile
Altitude: 300-1250 m. 02 15, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Industrial Use

 

 

 

Image of Salix viminalis (Sauce mimbre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Salix viminalis

IX, Parque Nacional Conguillo, Chile
Altitude: 300-1250 m. 02 15, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More species from the same Salicaceae family in our data base:

Salix babylonica (Sauce / Sauce llorón)

Salix humboldtiana (Sauce amargo)

Salix sp. #1773

Salix viminalis (Sauce mimbre)

 

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