Salix chaenomeloides 'Black Cat?' - Black Cat? Pussywillow from Prides Corner Farms

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Shrub

Salix chaenomeloides Black Cat® ('Lubbers Zwart')

Black Cat® Pussywillow: PP27,403

  • Deer resistant
  • Deep black catkins
  • Very large plant
  • Brings hundred of fuzzy catkins

The cat came back! This fabulously unique pussywillow disappeared for a few years as we worked out some quirks that made its extra large, deep black catkins sometimes go silver - but we've straightened all that out and are delighted to bring Black Cat® pussywillow back to the garden. This is a very large plant, perfect for planting as a screen or barrier. It tolerates wet soil and is very hardy. Each spring brings hundreds of fuzzy catkins that start out bright pink and silver, soon maturing to deep black.

Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Wet Soil/Wetlands

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