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Pussy Willow vs Black Hawthorn

Salix discolor

Crataegus douglasii

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Pussy Willow
Black 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.

Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.

Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to red
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Flowers: white
Bark: brown to gray
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium





Other Names: american willow
Other Names: crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, douglas' thornapple