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Pussy Willow vs Amur Maackia

Salix discolor

Maackia amurensis

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Pussy Willow
Amur Maackia

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.

Amur Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

AMUR MAACKIA QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: brown
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: high
Suckering: low





Other Names: american willow
Other Names: maackia