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Willow, Black Pussy

Black Pussy Willow
Perennial Shrub
Height: 6-10'
Light: Full Sun-Part Shade
Flowering Time: Early Spring
Zone 4

The anthers on the nearly black catkins turn yellow, producing a striking show that goes on for weeks. It is very finely branched, usually all the way to the ground with a rounded form. Girth equals height, usually 6 to 10 feet. Considering its bronze-purple winter stems, this plant has little "down time." Maintain black pussy willow with aggressive annual pruning as soon as catkins begin to drop and leaves are emerging. Cut branches in early sring for beautiful indoor display. They prefer moist fertile soils, but will easily adapt to poorer conditions.
$4 per pot