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Pussy Willow vs Common Cattail

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

Typha latifolia

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Pussy Willow
Common Cattail

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.

Cattail is found all across North America, growing next to water. Like other waterside plants, Cattail provides erosion control and forage for animals.

It is suitable for land reclamation. Cattail is able to tolerate cold weather and occasional flooding.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

COMMON CATTAIL QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: dense groups of tiny yellow and green flowers form in june-july
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: american willow
Other Names: baco, bulrush, cat o nine tails, cossack asparagus, flag, reed mace, rush


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