“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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Salix discolor

Pussy Willow

Garden(s):

Wall 1, 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, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Bloom Time:

March, April

Bloom Colour:

White, Grey

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).