Milan, Illinois
Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Seeds Shipped To Your Door

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Black Pussy Willow

Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'


Scarce and hard to find!

Zone: 4-9

Height: 8 ft             Spread: 8 ft                        Deciduous shrub or small tree

Prefers full sun , but will grow "almost anywhere"

Japanese origin.  In early spring, the catkins are so dark they appear black against the red twigs.  As they mature, the yellow stamens and red anthers produce a striking effect. For best growth and catkin production, plant in moist soil in full sun.  Not as rampant a grower as the common silver pussy willow.

 The black Catkins in the spring are a real break from the common silver pussy willow.  Plants may not form catkins (the 'pussy willow' part) until the second  year.

Sturdy 12-24" tree/shrub. Grown in containers.  SHIPPED out of pot with rootball wrapped.  Ships as a shrub form.  may be trained as a tree, if desired.

Black Pussy Willow  Gallon size  Item Number: 90025


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