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Pussy Willow vs Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

Salix discolor

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

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Pussy Willow
Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

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.

Shrubby Cinquefoil is a small, deciduous flowering shrub. This hardy species is densely covered with leaves and produces pale to bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers terminally on the stems.

Flowering typically occurs from early to late summer. Shrubby Cinquefoil is a popular ornamental shrub choice and is capable of growing on a variety of sites.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: short
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium





Other Names: american willow
Other Names: tundra rose