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Pussy Willow

Pussy Willow

Pussy Willow

Salix discolor or Salix spp.


(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

Pussy Willow is a large shrub or small tree that produces catkins that are soft, silky, and silvery before leaves appear in the spring. This native willow prefers moist to wet soil.

Pussy Willow makes a beautiful accent tree, and its bright branches can be used for floral arrangements or basket making.

All willow are important to native pollinators each spring as they have higher amounts of pollen and nectar early each growing season when other food sources are scarce.


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Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

Other names: american willow

Tags: All Items, Deciduous Trees, Flowering, Native Alberta Plants, Native North America Plants, Shrubs, Waterside and Riparian Zone Plants, Willow

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes

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