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Salix discolor

More About Salix discolor

  • Soft, silky, silvery, catkins appear before the leaves
  • Medium-green leaves have downy, gray-white undersides
  • Upright habit
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario


Contains salicin and was used by the Native Americans as a painkiller.

Zone:

4

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

Silver
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Pussy Willow Growing and Maintenance Tips

Pussy willow grows best in a moist soil and is suitable for wetland edges or riverbanks. Often cultivated for its silvery catkins that are widely used in floral arrangements.


Salix discolor Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Catkins
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing