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Pussy Willow vs Nannyberry

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

Viburnum lentago

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Pussy Willow
Nannyberry

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.

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: red
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
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: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no