Bebb willow (Salix bebbiana)

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species native to Canada


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Latin (scientific) name: Salix bebbiana

Common English name: Bebb willow

Other names: Diamond willow, beaked willow

French name: Saule de Bebb


Exists on moist soils.

Other notes

Often the first species to appear after forest fires.

Willow (Salix spp) is a candidate for Nunavut’s arboreal emblem.

Hardiness zone(s)

0a, 0b, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.


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