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Pussy Willow vs Bebbs Willow

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

Salix bebbiana

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Pussy Willow
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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.

This large shrub is native to all of Canada and most of the United States. Its leaves are green on the top and grey on the bottom, and it produces catkin based flowers and non-edible fruit which appears very similar to a group of pine needles.

Bebb's Willow is foraged for by many species including elk, hares, beavers and various birds. It is commonly used to prevent erosion and protect aquatic environments due to its preference for shady, moist environments.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

BEBBS WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: american willow
Other Names: beak willow, diamond willow, livid willow, long-beaked willow, smooth bebb willow, smooth gray willow


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