Pussy Willow

Salix discolor

  • Soft silky silvery catkins appear before the leaves
  • Medium-green leaves have downy gray-white undersides
  • Upright habit
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Silver

HEIGHT:
5-6 m

SPREAD:
125-150 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Pussy willow grows best in a moist soil and is suitable for wetland edges or riverbanks. Often cultivated for its silvery catkins that are widely used in floral arrangements.

Additional Notes about Pussy Willow:


Native to Ontario


Contains salicin and was used by Native Americans as a painkiller.

Characteristics & Attributes


ATTRACTS WILDLIFE:
Attracts Pollinators
ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
Catkins
FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
HABIT:
Upright
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
Gray