Image courtesy of Bailey Nursery

Image courtesy of Bailey Nursery

Shrub

Salix discolor

Pussy Willow

  • Early Bloom
  • Vigorous and spreading
  • Deciduous shrub
  • Grey, hairy catkins appear mid to late March
  • Red-brown stems
  • Bluish-backed foliage
  • Early spring catkins, great for cutting
  • Easy to grow
  • Perfect for large border plantings
Vigorous, spreading, deciduous shrub with a multitude of gray, hairy catkins that appear in mid to late March. Attractive red-brown stems and bluish backed foliage. Early spring catkins are a harbinger of spring and can be cut and forced inside during late winter. Tolerates wet soil, easy to grow. Perfect for large border plantings.
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Vigorous
Vigorous
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Full Sun
Full Sun

Characteristics and Attributes