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Pussy Willow vs Hedge Rose

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

Rosa rugosa x Rosa woodsii (Improved hybrid developed by PFRA)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Pussy Willow
Hedge Rose

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.

Hedge Rose is a long-lived, fast-growing shrub. It bears similar flowers to the Alberta Wild Rose. Birds will love its deep red rose hips. Hedge Rose will thrive in a wide variety of soils and is a tall rose forming a useful hedge.

Excellent for shelterbelts, ecobuffers, and wildlife habitat plantings. Continuous flowering makes it attractive to pollinators. Many song and game birds utilize this tree for food and habitat.

In use since the early 1900s, this hybrid was originally developed at the PFRA's Indian Head Agroforestry Center.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

HEDGE ROSE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: pink or crimson flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium


In row spacing: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: american willow


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