Black Pussy Willow Shrub
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.
|Height||10' - 15'|
|Spread||10' - 15'|
|Primary Foliage Color||Bright Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Red Winter Stems|
|Flowering Season||early Spring|
|Flower Color||Deep purple-black catkins|
|Sun Preferences||Sun to Partial Shade|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||7|