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Pussy Willow vs Bracted Honeysuckle

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

Lonicera involucrata

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Pussy Willow
Bracted Honeysuckle

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.

Bracted Honeysuckle is a shade loving shrub that is distinguishable from other honeysuckles by its square stem and pointed leaves. Native to most of North America, this honeysuckle is found along swamps, rivers, riparian zones and moist wooded areas.

If you have a erosion control project in mind, consider Bracted Honeysuckle.

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

BRACTED HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Berries: shiny, purple-black berries produced in pairs
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: bearberry honeysuckle, black twinberry, twinberry


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