Salix discolor

Pussy Willow

Garden(s):

Trees Shrubs

Type:

Native Tree, Native Shrub

Height:

3-10 m (10-33 ft)

Spread:

1.5-4.5 m (4-15 ft)

Light:

Full sun

Water:

Heavy

Zone:

3

Bloom Time:

March, April

Bloom Colour:

White, Gray

Foliage Colour:

Green, Gray

Soil:

Sandy, Clay, Loamy

Notes:

Catkins appear before leaves in early Spring, male catkins are the familiar fuzzy pussy willows. It is dioecious (male and female plants separate).

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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