Black Pussy Willow Shrub

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. Otherwise 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 ft
Spread 10-15 ft
Shape Upright, spreading
Primary foliage Color Green, bright
Seasonal foliage Color Red stems in winter
Flowering Season Early spring
Flower Color Deep purple-black catkins
Berries
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Sun to partial shade
Water Preferences Wet
Cold Hardiness Zone Zone