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Salix chaenomeloides Black Cat® ('Lubbers Zwart')

Black Cat® Pussywillow: Patent PP27,403

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

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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.

Border or Bed
Cut Flower/Foliage
Foliage Color
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
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Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Color
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Salix chaenomeloides Black Cat®

Adaptable to most moist, or wet soils. Fertilize in spring and prune after flowering.