salix discolor (pussy willow) native

  • soft silky silvery catkins appear before the leaves
  • medium-green leaves have a downy gray-white undersides
  • upright habit
  • can be cut back regularly to create a small shrub
  • pussy willow grows best in a moist soil and is suitable for wetland edges or riverbanks
  • bloom time: early spring
  • zone 4
  • height 5-6m
  • spread 125-150cm
  • colour silver
  • full sun
  • fast growing
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)