Table 2.

The suitability of Salix taxa for living structures made of willow stems.

Salix species and clonesSuitabilityLimitations
S × 64 (S. miyabeana)SuitableNo apparent problems
S × 67 (S. miyabeana)SuitableNo apparent problems
S × SV1 (S. dasyclados)SuitableSusceptible to Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica)
S × 61 (S. udensis)Suitable for modules without deep bendingLess flexible stems
Basket willow (S. viminalis)Not suitableSusceptible to the potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae)
White willow (S. alba) and S. alba ‘Vitellina’ and ‘Britzensis’Limited visual appeal in late summerSusceptible to willow tar spot (Rhytisma salicinum)