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Willow, PussySalix caprea

Willow, Pussy—Salix caprea

The pussy willow has long been admired for its strong, spreading, upright stems, colorful autumn leaves, and the purplish-brown catkins that appear in March.

Zones 4 - 8
Zones 4 - 8

Hardiness Zones: Zones 4 - 8
The Pussy Willow can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Ornamental Tree
Ornamental Tree

Type of tree:
The Pussy Willow falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shrubs

15' - 25' High
15' - 25' High

Mature Height:
The Pussy Willow grows to be 15' - 25' feet in height.

12' - 25' Spread
12' - 25' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Pussy Willow has a spread of about 12' - 25' at full maturity.

Fast Growth
Fast Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This willow does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Pussy Willow grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, well drained soils.

Oval Shape
Oval Shape

Shape:
This willow has oval shape.

More Info
More Info


The Pussy Willow can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

Description:
The pussy willow has long been admired for its strong, spreading, upright stems, colorful autumn leaves, and the purplish-brown catkins that appear in March.