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
Contains salicin and was used by the Native Americans as a painkiller.
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
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge