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Pussy Willow vs Tall Manna Grass

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

Glyceria grandis

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Pussy Willow
Tall Manna Grass

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.

Manna Grass and other waterside plants are an excellent way to prevent erosion and provide habitat and forage for animals. The difference is that Manna Grass looks better doing it! With distinctive purple grains at the top of its stalks, Manna Grass adds a splash of color to the waterside that most other aquatics can't offer.

Manna Grass is good for returning disturbed sites to nature and provides nourishment to many animals, except for cattle who find it toxic.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

TALL MANNA GRASS QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: stalks topped with purple florets bloom in july-september
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: toxic to cattle

Other Names: american willow
Other Names: american manna grass, reed manna grass


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