Black Pussy Willow (Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees

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Garden Tours:  ChelleGarden Tours: Chelle
April 8, 2012

This is a Garden Tour you'll long remember. Chelle has done marvelous things with her 10 acres in Indiana and she will show us both the before and after photos. We think you are going to love this tour! (Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge so you'll get the full picture!)

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Photo gallery:
Date: 2015-04-12Really putting on a show right now.
By HollyAnnS
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Location: JBsPlants at Roblyn Farm, New JerseyDate: May 2012Black Pussy Willow Catkins
By JB
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-10-29Stem colors and form on a newly planted specimen.
By chelle
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-10-29
By chelle
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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 16, 2012 8:44 AM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees. They also get honeydew from this plant.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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