General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Deep purplish-black catkins
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees

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Common names
  • Black Pussy Willow
  • Rosegold Pussy Willow

Comments:
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 16, 2012 8:44 AM concerning plant:
    Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees. They also get honeydew from this plant.

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