• Multi-stemmed shrub 6-15 feet or small tree, 15-30’
  • Soil: moist or wet
  • Light: full sun
  • Early sign of spring and often the earliest source of pollen
  • Landscape: Hedge, rain garden, specimen: Ornamentally attractive silky pearl gray catkins on leafless stems on male plants; less showy on females.
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Willow, Pussy

$35.00Price
3 Gallons
  • Pollinator value: Very High.  Entomologist Doug Tallamy ranks Willow trees and shrubs second to Oaks for benefitting pollinators.  Willows bloom sometimes as early as February and serve as a much-needed early nectar source for bees.

    Pussy Willow is the larval host for Mourning Cloak, Viceroy and Red-spotted Purple butterflies; and several moths including the nation's largest, the Cecropia.  Willows provide early season harvest for songbirds, waterfowl and small mammals.

    Good for use as a hedge. Stems with catkins may be cut in spring for indoor arrangements.