Black Pussy Willow Shrub

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Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'

Black Pussy Willow is grown primarily for its astonishing purple-black flowering catkins, which appear on bare branches in early March or April.

They make a show-stopping cut arrangement along with other late-winter/early-spring gleanings, especially if you wait for the orange male anthers to form.

This large shrub is useful as a screen and in low, moist spots. It benefits from judicious pruning to maintain an attractive shape.

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrubs
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 10' - 15'
Spread 10' - 15'
Shape Upright, Spreading
Primary Foliage Color Bright Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Red Winter Stems
Flowering Season early Spring
Flower Color Deep purple-black catkins
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Wet
Cold Hardiness Zone 7