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Pussy Willow vs Washington Hawthorn

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

Crataegus phaenopyrum

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Pussy Willow
Washington Hawthorn

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.

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small red fruits
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium


In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: american willow
Other Names: washington thorn


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