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Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'

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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

Interesting Notes:

Winner of the Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit.

Zone:

5

Height:

175-200 cm

Spread:

200-250 cm

Colour:

Near-black
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Catkins

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge