Growing Pussy Willows - Knowledgebase Question

Landover, MD
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Question by cawashington
October 26, 1998
My eight foot tall pussy willow does not produce any catkins. Can you help?

Answer from NGA
October 26, 1998
Pussy willows produce catkins on new growth, so in order to get your plant to produce, you need to prune it back to encourage new growth. Do this in the late spring so the new shoots will develop during the summer months. Then, the following winter and spring, your pussy willow will develop catkins on the new shoots. You can cut the plant back the next spring to encourage new shoots that will produce catkins the following year.

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