Pussy Willows
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The Pussy Willow (Salix discolor) is a favorite of children of all ages! It turns a bleak January or February into a sensory adventure for small folks. Cut a few pussy willow branches, bring them inside and put them in a vase, and watch adults' eyes wander to them and children's fingers explore their smooth, silky texture!

Be sure to give them about 5 feet of their own space when planting so that pruning is a pleasure and not a chore. Enjoy!

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Pussy Willow
Salix discolor

Growth Rate:

Moisture Required:

Keep moist until established.  Then it is adaptable and hardy but grows best when moist.
Sun Required:

Full Sun to Partial Sun

Soil Types:
Able to grow in many soils but prefers a moist environment.
Hardiness Zones:
2 - 9    See ArborDay.org map chart below.
Flower Color:
The Pussy Willow has soft, silvery catkins.

Foliage Color:

Fall Foliage Color:
Not showy
Mature Height:
15 - 25 feet
Mature Spread:
15 - 25 feet
Mature Form:
The Pussy Willow is a fast-growing shrub.  It will do okay if not pruned, but it benefits if pruned after blooming and can be cut to your desired shape.  Flowers form on previous season's growth, so do not prune until flowers have faded.