Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'
More About Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'
- Male catkins open to black with bright red anthers, before turning yellow
- Ovate, dark green, finely toothed leaves are silver-green on the undersides
- Attractive purplish-black stems in the winter
- Bloom Time: March to April
Winner of the Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit.
Black Pussy Willow Growing and Maintenance Tips
Black pussy willow grows best in a medium to wet soil, in full sun. Grown for its attractive, black catkins, and its purplish-black stems for winter interest. Good specimen for the home landscape. Use as a screen, in low spots, or along ponds and streams.
Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils