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Salix gracilistyla ‘Melanostachys’

Black Pussy Willow

Main interest:
very attractive black catkins, cut flowers, colourful winter stems and buds for winter interest
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
red catkins turning black
Fragrance:
Non-fragrant
Flowering period:
March to April
Foliage:
green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 15 ft (4.5 m) width: 10 ft (3 m)
Use:
specimen, hedges, rain gardens, naturalizing

The Black Pussy Willow has rich black winter stems that host a profusion of showy velvety black catkins that bloom in early spring. Opening in early spring they have orange-red anthers that later turn yellow as they mature. Growing more up to 15 feet tall this bushy shrub has ovate, dark green leaves that are silvery green on the underside. Grow the Black Pussy Willow in your garden and make the nicest spring bouquets!

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$9.99 - $32.99

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Synonym(s): Salix melanostachys, Salix gracilistyla var. melanostachys, Salix thunbergiana subsp. melanostachys, Salix 'Kurome'

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