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Salix melanostachys - Black Pussy Willow

Salix melanostachys

Willow - Black Pussy

Spring male catkins are purple-black with red anthers, making a very showy combination. The twigs are also reddish-purple in winter, for added interest. Like other shrub willows, Black Pussy Willow benefits from being cut back hard in spring. It is also salt and wet site tolerant.

Height

8 Feet

Spread

5 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Branches
Dried Flower
Winter Containers
Winter Interest
Twig Color
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Wet
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Similar Plants to Salix melanostachys
Japanese Pussy Willow Salix gracistyla 'Mt. Aso'
Japanese Pussy Willow