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Labrador Tea vs Pussy Willow

Ledum groenlandicum

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Labrador Tea
Pussy Willow

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

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.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: rust orange
Flowers: clusters of tiny white flowers which are fragrant, sticky and attractive to insects
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: american willow


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes