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Pussy Willow - Salix discolor

Regular price $24.00

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Phonetic: SAL-iks DIS-kol-or

#1 Pot - 18-24" Shrub

Pussy Willow grows in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade but prefers full sun. Intolerant of dry soils, constant moisture is needed. Prune as needed in late winter to early spring. Plants may be cut to the ground every 3-5 years to maintain a smaller shrub shape. Both male and female catkins appear on separate shrubs. The early March catkins provide one of the first-of-the-season nectar and pollen sources for pollinators. Host Plant for Viceroys.

  • Hardiness Zone:  4-8
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Partial shade to full sun
  • Flower Color: white, yellow
  • Bloom Time: April, May
  • Soil Type: Medium moist to medium dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 6-15' Height, 4-12' Width
  • Plant Spacing:  8'
  • Host Plant:  Viceroy and Red-spotted Purple
  • Attracts:  Butterflies, Birds, Bees
  • Advantages:  Ornamental, Pollinator, East to grow, Erosion control
  • Landscape Uses:  Hedge, Naturalize, Pond side
  • Companion Plants:  Milkweeds, Cardinal Flower, Boneset