Salix gracilistyla 'Mt. Aso'

Japanese Pussy Willow

'Mt. Aso' Japanese Pussy Willow has beautiful bright pink male catkins appearing in March and April.  The fuzzy flowers slowly elongate as they open, ending up almost 2" long by the time the pollen is exposed.  Pussy Willows make great cut branches for forcing in January and February, and 'Mt Aso' is a particularly showy form.  It is named for Japan's largest active volcano.  Cut back the branches to 2' every 2 or 3 years to maintain good catkin production.

PRN Preferred:  The prettiest and most showy of the Pussy Willows.

  • Category: Woody Ornamentals
  • Alternate Cultivar: chaenomeloides
  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Height: 12 Feet
  • Spread: 10 Feet
  • Bloom Color: Pink

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Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Salix gracilistyla Mt. Aso #3 30-36+ (pink catkins) 160 8/1 Login for pricing
1 Salix gracilistyla Mt. Aso #7 5-6'+ (pink catkins) 50 8/1 Login for pricing
Substitutions are Available
Winter Interest
Flower
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Foliage Color
Green-Gray/Green-Silver/Silver

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