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Salix Melanostachys

French Pussy Willow

  • »  Early Spring Bloom!
  • »  Aggressive grower
  • »  Unique, large black colored catkins in March and April
  • »  Tolerant of wet areas
  • »  Perfect as a cut stem in spring

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  • Category:Tree
  • Hardiness Zone:4-8
  • Height:8-12 Feet
  • Spread:8-12 Feet
  • Bloom Color: Brown Shades

Aggressively growing, this large shrub sports unique, large black colored catkins in March and April. Tolerates wet areas well. Unique black colored catkins are very attractive. Perfect for use as a spring cut stem. Fast growing plant should be placed in an area where is can spread

Attributes
Cut Flower/Foliage
Maintenance and Care
Fast Growing
Flower Color
Black
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Spring
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Salix 'Melanostachys'

Thrives in full sun or partial shade. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Prune for size control in late spring.