Salix discolor

Pussy Willow

Grow in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun. Thrives in moist soils, but tolerates somewhat drier soils better than most other willows. Plants may be cut to the ground every 3-5 years to maintain a smaller shrub shape.

Height: 7-26 feet

Sun Requirements: Requires full sun

Water Requirements: Prefers moist to wet soils

Flowers: White catkins used as spring decorations appear March/April

Attracts: Bees, birds, butterflies

Important Butterfly Larval Host

Special Tolerances: Handles compact soils and is an erosion control species